Governor 1865-1868. Republican from Massachusetts, who moved to Flint, where he rose from humble origins to become mayor and a successful lumber baron.
On behalf of the state, he accepted the tattered remains of Michigan's civil war battle flags from the surviving regiments in Detroit on July 4, 1866, and pledged to preserve them forever, indicating, 'They will not be forgotten."
He served in the Michigan Senate, 1863-1864. Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, MI.