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Boutwell, George Sewall

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Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1905 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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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.

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