Mayor of Chicago, 1839-1840, 1842-1843
- Whig Party
- Elected third mayor of Chicago March 5, 1839; defeated James Curtiss (Democrat)
- Elected sixth mayor (second term) March 7, 1842; defeated Augustus Garrett (Democrat) and Henry Smith (Liberty)
- Inauguration to first term: March 7, 1839; inaugural address not available
- Inauguration to second term: March 7, 1842
- Born June 15, 1801 in Rome, N.Y.
- In 1835, married Amelia Porter, with whom he had two sons.
- Owned and operated chain of general goods stores
- President of the Elgin National Watch Company
- Died April 6, 1883 in Chicago
- Buried in Graceland 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." Chicago Daily Tribune, April 6, 1883, p. 2.
- "Obituary 3 -- no Title." Chicago Daily Tribune, April 7, 1883, p. 8.