1862 - Born on the 18th of May in Washington, North Carolina, U.S.A.
1885 - Studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1887 - Served as a North Carolina's state printer.
1888 - Married Addie Worth Bagley.
1893 - Became chief clerk of the Federal United States Department of the Interior.
1912 - Appointed by President Thomas Woodrow Wilson (28th President of the United States) as aSecretary of the Navy.
1941 - President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him as (32nd President f the United States) as a Unite States Ambassador to Mexico.
1948 - He died on the 15th of January in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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