After serving through the early 1860s as Wisconsin’s Secretary of Condition, this Whig-turned-Republican Party politician became the seventh Governor of Wisconsin. After just 90 days in workplace, he drowned in the Tennessee River while endeavoring to plank a vacationing steamboat from a fixed, smaller sail boat. After doing work for a time being a instructor, he began editing and enhancing a Whig publication known as the Southport American. As an associate from the newly-formed Republican Party, he offered in the Wisconsin Condition Senate in the middle 1850s. He was been successful at work of Governor of Wisconsin by his Lieutenant Governor, Edward Salomon. A indigenous of East Haddam, Connecticut, he relocated to Ohio at age eight. He afterwards resolved in Wisconsin along with his wife, Cordelia Perrine. He and William Barstow had been both mid-nineteenth-century governors of Wisconsin.