1779 – Born on December 20th in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A Senator and a Representative from Pennsylvania.
1801 – He attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1810 – Assisted in organizing the Pittsburgh Manufacturing Company.
– The first president of the Bank of Pittsburgh.
1816 – He was the president of the common council.
1820 – A member of the State house of representatives.
1821 – Appointed as the judge of the fifth judicial district of Pennsylvania.
1824 – The judge of the United States District Court for western Pennsylvania.
1831 – Was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-first Congress, but resigned before qualifying; elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate.
1834 – Was appointed as the United States Minister to Russia.
1843 – Was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress.
1844 – Appointed Secretary of War by President John Tyler.
1855 – He was a member of the State Senate.
1862 – Was the major general of the Pennsylvania Home Guards.
1865 – He died in Homewood, near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on June 23rd.