Marsh, George Perkins
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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