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Anson Burlingame

Anson Burlingame, American congressman, diplomat. member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1853; member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 34th-36th congresses, 1855-1861.

Background

  • Burlingame, Anson was born on November 14, 1820 in New Berlin, New York, United States. Son of Joel and Freelove (Angell) Burlingame.

  • Education

    • Graduate University of Michigan, 1841, Harvard Law School, 1846.

    Career

    • Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1847. Elected to Massachusetts Senate, 1852. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1853.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 34th-36th congresses, 1855-1861. United States minister to China, 1861-1867. Special minister to foreign powers for Chinese Government, 1868-1870, negotiated Burlingame Treaty (establishing free immigration between United States and China), 1868.

      Toured Europe in an effort to obtain similar treaties.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1853. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 34th-36th congresses, 1855-1861.

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    • Married Jane Livermore, June 3, 1847, 3 children including Edward Livermore.
    • father: Joel Burlingame
    • mother: Freelove (Angell) Burlingame
    • spouse: Jane Livermore
    Anson Burlingame
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    Born November 14, 1820
    Died February 23, 1870
    (aged 49)
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