Jul. 18, 1757 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
Aug. 16, 1826 Brattleboro Windham County Vermont, USA
Playwright. He served as Vermont's Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1807 to 1813. In 1787 he published the play "The Contrast", which was the second professional play to be produced by an American author. He would go on to write a number of plays and novels while pursuing his career as a jurist.