|4th Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||Benjamin Wright Raymond|
|Succeeded by||Francis Cornwall Sherman|
August 19, 1805|
Orange County, New York
|Died||May 7, 1872
West Lyons, IL
He was elected to the Chicago Board of Trustees in 1835. By then, he was a member of the volunteer Fire Department, and was named Chief Engineer in 1838, serving for one year. He became the 4th Mayor of Chicago in 1840, defeating Benjamin Wright Raymond.
- Chicago Tribune Obit, dated May 8, 1872, page 6.
- Gale, Edwin O. (1902). Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity. Chicago: Revell. p. 384.
- Andreas, A.T. (1884), History of Chicago: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, 1, Chicago, IL: A.T. Andreas