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Burlingame, Anson (Anson)

Born: 1820 AD
Died: 1870 AD, at 49 years of age.

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.


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