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Burlingame, Anson

Born: 1820 AD
Died: 1870 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Politician

1820 – He was born in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York on the 14th of November.

1838-1841 – He studied at the Detroit branch of the University of Michigan.

1846 – He graduated from Harvard Law School.

1847 – On the 3rd of June, he married Jane Cornelia Livermore.

1848 – He practised law in Boston, and won a wide reputation by his speeches for the Free Soil Party.

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

1861 – On the 14th of June, Abraham Lincoln appointed Burlingame as minister to China.

1867 – On the 16th of November, he was appointed envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to head a Chinese diplomatic mission to the United States and the principal European nations.

1870 – Burlingame died suddenly at Saint Petersburg on the 23rd of February.