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.
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