Born 11 September 1836 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Died 12 September 1870 in Geneva, Switzerland
Elected 7 May 1864 at age twenty-seven
Archivist’s Note: In March 1861, three years before his election, he published a two-part series about the social life at the Century in the New York Commercial Advertiser. His former wife married his proposer Albert Bierstadt in 1866.