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Benjamin Franklin Angel

Benjamin Franklin Angel, American diplomat.

Background

  • Angel, Benjamin Franklin was born on November 28, 1815 in Burlinton, Otsego County, New York, United States. Son of Benjamin and Abigail (Stickney) Angel.

  • Education

    • Studied law, Hudson, New York, 1834.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1837. Master of chancery, commissioner Supreme Court, 1848. United States consul, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1853-1854.

      Envoy of President Pierce to China, 1855, successfully settled dispute between American merchants and Chinese custom officials over exaction of import duties. Unsuccessful candidate from New York for United States House of Representatives. United States minister to Norway and Sweden, 1857-1861: president New York Agricultural Society, 1873-1874.

    Connections

    • Married twice, at least 3 children, Surrogate, Livingston County (New York), 1836-1840, 44-46.
    • father: Benjamin Angel
    • mother: Abigail (Stickney) Angel
    • spouse: twice
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    Born November 28, 1815
    Died September 11, 1894
    (aged 78)
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