Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio's 1st district from 1833 to 1835. He also worked as a successful real estate lawyer.
He studied law in Louisville, Kentucky and he passed the bar there in 1824.
He focused on real estate law after serving in Congress, and became a Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory in 1834 and stayed on for four years.
He had three children with his wife Married Elizabeth Haines.
He served in Congress during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson.