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Boutwell, George Sewall

Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1905 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1818 – Born on January 28th in Brookline, Massachusetts. American Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts.

1841 – Engaged in mercantile pursuits in Groton, Massachusetts.

         – He was appointed postmaster of Groton.

1842 – He studied law and became a member of the State house of representatives.

1844-1850 – He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to both Congress and the governorship on several occasions.

         – He was the State bank commissioner.

         – A member of the board of overseers of Harvard University.

1851-1852 – Governor of Massachusetts.

1853 – He was a member of the State constitutional convention.

1855 – Was the secretary of the State board of education.

1862 – Served on the military commission under the War Department.

         – Was the first Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

1863 – Elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses.

1868 – He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives to conduct the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson.

1869 – Appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Ulysses Grant.

1873 – Elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Wilson.

1877 – Appointed by President Rutherford Hayes as commissioner to codify and edit the Statutes at Large.

1880 – He was the United States counsel before the French and American Claims Commission.

1884 – He declined appointment as Secretary of the Treasury.

1898 – He was president of the Anti-Imperialist League.

1905 – Died on February 27th in Groton, Massachusetts.