6 Mar. 1802–24 Jan. 1857. Farmer, lawyer, politician. Born in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co., Kentucky. Moved to Callaway Co., Missouri, 1825. Served in Missouri House of Representatives, 1830–1836, and served as Speaker of the House, 1834, 1836. Served in Black Hawk War, 1832–1835. Married Susan A. Harris, 16 Feb. 1837, in Boone Co., Missouri. Represented Missouri in U.S. House of Representatives, 1839–1841, 1843–1845, 1847–1849. Ordained as Christian minister. Died at Fulton, Callaway Co.