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Marsh, George Perkins

Born: 1801 AD
Died: 1882 AD, at 81 years of age.

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.


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