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Blount, James Henderson

Born: 1837 AD
Died: 1903 AD
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.