1802 – Born on June 30th in in Greene County, Georgia. A senator from Alabama.
1821 – Attended the public schools, studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Montgomery, Alabama.
1822 – Was the solicitor of the Montgomery circuit.
1829 – Moved to his plantation in Autauga County and engaged in planting.
1841 – Elected as the Governor of Alabama.
1848 – Appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dixon H. Lewis.
1853 – Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William R. King.
1855 – Elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat to fill the vacancy in the term.
1860 – Nominated for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with Stephen A. Douglas.
1865 – President of the constitutional convention of Alabama.
1869 – Died on November 21st in Wetumpka, Alabama.