Editor of the very important Niles Weekly Register, and generally, an energetic proponent of the "American System", often identified with Henry Clay.
Founder and Editor of the New York Enquirer (est. 1826). Merged his paper with another Jacksonian, James Watson Webb, to for the Courier and Enquirer. The two men split up as Webb turned against Jackson over the bank war.
From 1815 on, a lawyer and businessman in Buffalo, N.Y, and from March 4, 1829 - March 3, 1831, a Jacksonian Congressman (unsuccessful for re-election). Born in Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn. He was admitted to the bar and practiced several years before moving to Buffalo, where he continued to practice law, serving as attorney for the Niagara Bank and holding several local offices. In 1819, he was one of the founders of the original Buffalo Harbor Co. Died in Buffalo, N.Y.
Source: Biog. Dir. Congress