1772 – Born in Bladensburg, Maryland on the 8th of November.
1792 – Wirt was privately educated, studied law and was admitted to the Virginia bar.
1807 – President Thomas Jefferson asked him to be the prosecutor in Aaron Burr’s treason trial.
1817 – President James Monroe named him the ninth Attorney General of the United States.
– Wirt wrote Life and Character of Patrick Henry, a biography of Patrick Henry which contained the supposed text of some of Henry’s speeches, many of which had never been published.
1829 – He held for 12 years, through the administration of John Quincy Adams.
1830 – In June, a delegation of Cherokee led by Chief John Ross selected Wirt on the urging of Senators Webster and Frelinghuysen to defend Cherokee rights before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1834 – Died on the 18th of February.