Born on August 5, 1816, in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Cutler came to Iowa and settled in Van Buren County. He married Miss Elizabeth M .Kendall January 27, 1841. Mr. Cutler was a delegate to the 1844 Iowa Constitutional Convention held in Iowa City representing Van Buren County. He served as clerk of the district court in Van Buren County, and in 1846 was elected the first Secretary of State of Iowa. Mr. Cutler died July 17, 1849 in Keosauqua, Iowa.