Boutwell, George Sewall
Born: Jan 28, 1818 AD
Died: 1905 AD, at 87 years of age.
1818 - Born on January 28th in Brookline, Massachusetts. American Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts.
1841 - Engaged in mercantile pursuits in Groton, Massachusetts.
- He was appointed postmaster of Groton.
1842 - He studied law and became a member of the State house of representatives.
1844-1850 - He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to both Congress and the governorship on several occasions.
- He was the State bank commissioner.
- A member of the board of overseers of Harvard University.
1851-1852 - Governor of Massachusetts.
1853 - He was a member of the State constitutional convention.
1855 - Was the secretary of the State board of education.
1862 - Served on the military commission under the War Department.
- Was the first Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
1863 - Elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses.
1868 - He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives to conduct the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson.
1869 - Appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Ulysses Grant.
1873 - Elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Wilson.
1877 - Appointed by President Rutherford Hayes as commissioner to codify and edit the Statutes at Large.
1880 - He was the United States counsel before the French and American Claims Commission.
1884 - He declined appointment as Secretary of the Treasury.
1898 - He was president of the Anti-Imperialist League.
1905 - Died on February 27th in Groton, Massachusetts.
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