Speaker of the House
Leadership Notes: He was officially Speaker of the House from December 3, 1857 - March 12, 1858. However, on December 22, 1857, he requested and was granted a leave of absence so he could attend to important business transactions. George Bradley was named Speaker Pro Tem that same day. On March 12, 1858 the House declared the Speaker's chair vacant and elected George Bradley as Speaker. John S. Watrous was absent until June 2, 1858.