36th Governor of Delaware
Succeeded Joseph Maull
From Smyrna, Delaware
Youngest Governor to serve
Member of the State House of Representatives
Speaker of the House of Representatives 1846
State Senator 1848-1852
Elected Member of Thirty Eighth Congress
Born: February 28, 1814 Died: May 28, 1863
Wife: Sarah Anne Ringgold
Children: Sarah, Emma and R.L.
Artist: Ellen L. B. Wendell (attributed), 1898
Chalk drawing over a photograph; 20" x 24"
Presented in 1898 by his son,
Collection of Delaware State Museums