Was born in Richland County, Ohio, November 12, 1827. He obtained a liberal education, and upon reaching manhood became a successful teacher. He was principal of the Loudonville Academy for some years. He read medicine in the office of Doctor D.B. Fuller, attended lectures at Starling medical college, Columbus, Ohio, at Buffalo University, at the medical department of Havard college, and college of physicians and surgeons. He opened an office in Loudonville, in 1853, and has been in successful practice to the present, 1876. Since his graduation he has become a member of the Ashland county medical society, and also of the Ohio State medical society. He is also corresponding member of the Gynecological society of Boston, and a member of the American medical association. He takes a deep interest in literary pursuits, and when a teacher, was regarded as one of the best mathematicians in the county. He has been three times married, twice to daughters of Doctor E.B. Fuller. He is of Scotch, Irish, descent, and possesses all the enthusiasm of both races. Possessed of a strong will, he is resolute in the prosecution of whatever he deems right. If health permits, he has the attainments to achieve a fine reputation in the medical profession. He would acquit himself ably in any of the medical colleges of this state. He is fluent conversationalist, a ready speaker, and a clear thinker.