1793 – Born on January 6th in Selma, Pennsylvania. American politician and founder of Lafayette College.
1812 – Was a colonel in the United States Army during the war.
1813 – He was admitted to the bar.
1826 – Was an instrument in the founding of Lafayette College. He became the president of the board of trustees and a professor of jurisprudence and political economy.
1839 – Was a state court judge in Pennsylvania.
1843 – Was the United States Secretary of War.
1849 – Was a member of Pennsylvania state legislature.
1862 – Died on November 11th and was buried at Easton Cemetery, Pennsylvania.