Educated at Victoria Collage. Elected for Peel County 1854 and sat in Assembly 1861. Elected Legislative Council 1862 and at Confederation became a member of the Dominion Senate. Secretary od the Macdonald administration 1869-1873 and afgain 1878-1880. Minister of inland revenue 1880-1882. Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba 1882 -1888. Again called to senate 1896.
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.