He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lockport in 1822.
He was a member from Niagara County of the New York State Assembly and a presidential elector in 1836. He was the Secretary of the New York Electoral College, and cast his vote for Martin Van Buren like all the New York electors.
He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1846.
He was First Judge and Surrogate of the Niagara County Court from July 1847 to December 1851.