Mayor of Chicago, 1840-1841
- Democratic Party
- Elected fourth mayor of Chicago March 3, 1840; defeated Benjamin Wright Raymond (Whig)
- Inauguration: March 9, 1840
- Born August 19, 1805 in Orange County, N.Y.
- Builder and contractor; owned a lumberyard and was proprietor of a dry goods and grocery store
- Served as chief engineer of the Fire Department
- Served several years as alderman
- Survived by four children
- Died May 7, 1872 in West Lyons, Ill.
- Buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago
- Andreas, A.T. History of Chicago: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. A.T. Andreas, 1884–86.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- "Obituary 1 -- no Title." Chicago Tribune, May 8, 1872, p. 6.