1768 – He was born on the 17th day of January of this year in New York, USA. He attended Princeton, taught for a short period thereafter, and subsequently earned a law degree and set up a law practice.
1819 – He became the sixth United States Secretary of the Navy on the 1st day of January this year until August 31, 1823.
1823 – He served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court starting September 1 of this year until the time of his death.
1843 – He passed away on the 18th day of December of this year.