1794 - Born on April 11th in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts.
1811 - Graduated from Harvard University.
1812 - Became a tutor at Harvard University.
1814 - Studied theology and was ordained pastor of the Brattle Street Unitarian Church, Boston.
1815 - A professor of Greek literature at Harvard University.
1825 - Elected to the Nineteenth and to the four succeeding Congresses.
1827 - Was an overseer of Harvard University.
1836 - Became the Governor of Massachusetts.
1841 - Appointed as the United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain.
1846 - Was the president of Harvard University.
1852 - Appointed Secretary of State by President Millard Fillmore to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel Webster.
1853 - Elected as a Whig to the United States Senate.
1860 - Was an unsuccessful candidate for vice president of the United States on the Constitutional-Union ticket.
1865 - Died on January 15th in Boston, Massachusetts.
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