Blount, James Henderson

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Born: Sep 12, 1837 AD
Died: 1903 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Lawyers


1837 - Born near Clinton, Jones County, Georgia, on the 12th of September.

        - Attended private schools in Jones County, Georgia and in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

1858 - Graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens.

1859 - Studied law and was admitted to the Georgia bar.

       - During the American Civil War he served in the Confederate States Army.

1873-1893 - Blount served in the United States Congress representing the sixth district of Georgia.

1891-1893 - Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Relations.

1893 - Appointed as special US commissioner to Hawaii to investigate overthrow of Liliuokalani.

       - Concluded that US interests had instigated coup that toppled Liliuokalani and established US protectorate.

      - Ordered termination of US protectorate (carried out by Grover Cleveland).

1903 - Died on 8th of March in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, and is buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia.

 

 

 
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