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.