Georgia delegate to the Constitutional Convention.
Captain in the Continental Army (1776); aide-de-camp to General Nathanael Greene (1780). Settled in Savannah as a merchant (c. 1783). Member of Continental Congress (1787). Delegate to Constitutional Convention (1787). Vice-president of the Georgia branch of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Married Charlotte Fenwick (c. 1783); two sons.
First letter in correspondence: c. May- September, 1787; DAB; John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography (24 vols., New York, 1999).