Mayor of Chicago, 1851-1853
- Democratic Party (without formal party nomination)
- Elected 14th mayor of Chicago March 4, 1851; defeated James Curtiss, Edward K. Rogers and Eli B. Williams (Democrats without party nomination)
- Elected to second term March 2, 1852; defeated James Curtiss and Peter Page (Democrats without formal party nomination), and Amos G. Throop (Temperance)
- Inauguration to first term: March 11, 1851
- Inauguration to second term: March 9, 1852
- Born March 9, 1813 in Haverstraw, N.Y.
- Lived in Chicago from 1836 until 1863, after which he returned to New York.
- Established what was then the largest tannery in the west
- One of the original directors of the Board of Trade and one of the founders of Winnetka, Ill.
- President of the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad
- Died April 17, 1903 in New York, N.Y. Survived by four children.
- Buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, N.Y.
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- "Early Day Mayor Dead." Chicago Daily Tribune, April 19, 1903, p. 7.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- "Obituary 1 -- No Title." Chicago Daily Tribune, September 17, 1893, p. 5.
- "Obituary 1 -- No Title." New York Times, April 20, 1903, p. 7.