Scottish war hero who was a New York City merchant and officer during the American Revolution and served as commander of Malcolm's Regiment.
He moved from Scotland to New York while in his twenties and worked as an import/export merchant.
He served on New York City's Board of Aldermen in 1785 and in the New York Provincial Congress in 1786 & 1787.
He married twice in 1765 and 1772.
He commanded George Washington's escort when he took the oath of office as America's first President.