Boker, George Henry
1823 - Boker was born in Philadelphia, on the 6th of October, to Charles S. Boker, a wealthy banker.
1840 - He was educated in private schools, and entering Princeton.
1848 - He published his first volume of verse, "The Lessons of Life, and other Poems."
1855 - He wrote play "Francesca da Rimini".
1860 - The Union League Club was founded, with Boker as the leading spirit.
1863 - He served as secretary of Union League Club.
1864 - He issued his volume "Poems of the War."
1869 - Boker issued Königsmark, The Legend of the Hounds and other Poems.
1871 - He served as US ambassador to Turkey.
1875 - He became the US ambassador to Russia.
1878 - On the 15th of January, he withdrew from diplomatic life, returning to the United States.
1879-1884 - He was the Union League Club President.
1890 - Boker died in Philadelphia on the 2nd of January.
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