Statesman; born in Millstone, N. J.
, Aug. 4, 1817; grandson of the preceding; graduated at Rutgers College in 1836; became an eminent lawyer, and was attorney-general of New Jersey
He was chosen United States Senator
in 1868, and was re-elected for a full term in 1871.
He was a prominent member of the Republican party.
In July, 1870, President Grant
appointed him minister to England
, but he declined the position.
On Dec. 12, 1881, he entered the cabinet of President Arthur
as Secretary of State
, on the resignation of Secretary Blaine
, and served to the end of that administration, March 4, 1885.
He died in Newark, N. J.
, May 20, 1885.