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John Lothrop Motley

John Lothrop Motley, American historian, diplomat. Member Mass.

Background

  • Motley, John Lothrop was born on April 15, 1814 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Anna (Lothrop) Motley.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1831. Student of University Berlin and University Gottingen (Germany).

    Career

    • Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1849, Chairman of Commission on education. Secretary legation at St. Petersburg, 1841. United States minister to Austria, 1861-1867, to Great Britain, 1869.

      Author: Morton’s Hope, 1839. Merry Mount: A Romance of the Massachusetts Colony, 1849. The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 3 vols., 1856.

      The History of the United Netherlands, 1860. Also contributor articles to North America Review, Atlantic Monthly.

    Works

    • Author: Morton’s Hope, 1839. Merry Mount: A Romance of the Massachusetts Colony, 1849. The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 3 vols., 1856.

      The History of the United Netherlands, 1860. Also contributor articles to North America Review, Atlantic Monthly.

    Membership

    Member Mass.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Benjamin, March 2, 1837, 4 children.
    • father: Thomas Motley
    • mother: Anna (Lothrop) Motley
    • spouse: Mary Benjamin
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    Born April 15, 1814
    Died March 29, 1877
    (aged 62)
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