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Marsh, George Perkins

Born: 1801 AD
Died: 1882 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Political Leader, Writers

1801 – George Perkins Marsh, born on the 15th of March in Woodstuck, Vermont. He is an American diplomat and philologist, is considered by some to be America’s first environmentalist.

1816 – Graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover.

1820 – Graduated from Dartmouth College with highest honors.

1825 – He was admitted to the bar, and practised law in Burlington, Vermont; he also devoted himself to philological studies.

1828 – Married Harriet Buell.

1835 – Appointed to the Executive Council of Vermont.

1843 – 1849 – Was a Whig representative in Congress.

1849 – President Taylor appointed him United States minister resident in Turkey.

1852 – 1853 – He discharged a mission to Greece in connection with the imprisonment of an American missionary, Dr. Jonas King.

1854 – He returned to Vermont.

1857 – Was a member of the state railway commission.

1861 – President Lincoln appointed him the first United States minister to the kingdom of Italy; he died in that office at Vallombrosa.

1876 – He also published a work on Mediaeval and Modern Saints and Miracles.

1882 – Died on the 23rd of July and was buried at the Protestant cemetery in Rome.