1779 - Born on December 5th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Representative from Pennsylvania.
1795 - Graduated from Princeton College.
1799 - He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He practiced in Philadelphia for fifty years.
1800 - Became the deputy attorney general for Philadelphia.
1801 - Was the commissioner of bankruptcy for Pennsylvania.
1808 - A member of the state house of representatives.
1815-1823 - Was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Williams.
- Was reelected to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses.
1825 - The president of the Pennsylvania Board of Canal Commissioners.
1826 - Envoy to the Panama Congress.
1827-1829 - Elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress.
- National Republican vice-presidential candidate.
1837 - Elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses.
1838 - Became president of the state constitutional convention.
1852 - Died on November 23rd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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