1795 – Born on October 13th near Rockbridge County, Virginia. Representative from Virginia.
1817 – He graduated from Princeton College.
1831 – Was a member of the State house of delegate.
1843 – Became the Governor of Virginia.
1846 – Was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Taylor and was reelected to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses.
1851 – Died on August 24th on his estate “Colalto” near Lexington, Virginia.