Born in Belchertown, Massachusetts. He attended Williams College with James Garfield. Employed with the Treasury Department in 1861.
Appointed Treasurer of the United States serving July 1, 1877, to March 31, 1883. He died at home in Colchester, Connecticut.
obit: NUM 42 May 1929 page 306Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies