Born: 1833 in Nova Scotia, Canada
1866-1872: Member, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors
1880-1881: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly
1890-1891: President pro Tempore, California State Senate
Source: "The Legislature." Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 1 January 1883, Page 12.
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)