Anson Burlingame

Anson Burlingame

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anson Burlingame was an American lawyer, legislator, and diplomat, born in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York. In 1823 his parents took him to Ohio, and about ten years afterwards to Michigan. Between 1838 and 1841 he studied at the Detroit branch of the University of Michigan, and in 1846 graduated from Harvard Law School. On June 3, 1847 he married Jane Cornelia Livermore. They had sons Edward Livermore Burlingame and Walter Angell Burlingame, as well as a daughter Gertrude Burlingame. He practiced law in Boston, and won a wide reputation by his speeches for the Free Soil Party in 1848. He was a member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1853, of the state senate from 1853 to 1854, and of the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1861, being elected for the first term as a Know Nothing and afterwards as a member of the new Republican Party, which he helped to organize in Massachusetts. He is a brother of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternityshow more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613670644X
  • 9786136706443