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John Curtis Caldwell, American soldier. member Maine Senate and adjutant general, 1867-1869. Removed to Kansas, 1883, chairman State Board Pardons, 1885-1892.

Background

Caldwell, John Curtis was born on April 17, 1833 in Lowell, Vermont, United States. Son of George M. and Betsey (Curtis) Caldwell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst, 1855.

Career

Principal Washington Academy, E. Machias, 1855-1861. Colonel 11th Maine Infantry, November 12, 1861. Brigadier general vols., April 28, 1862.

Bvtd. major general vols., August 19, 1865, for faithful and meritorious services. Honorary mustered out, January 15, 1866. President Military Commission, Washington, 1864-1865.

Admitted to Maine bar, 1866. Member Maine Senate and adjutant general, 1867-1869. Removed to Kansas, 1883, chairman State Board Pardons, 1885-1892.

American consul at Valparaiso, Chile, 1869-1870. Charge d’affaires ad interim to Chile, August-December 1870. Minister resident, 1874-1876, charge d’affaires, 1876-1881, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Consul at San Jose, Costa Rica, 1897-1909.

Membership

Member Maine Senate and adjutant general, 1867-1869. Removed to Kansas, 1883, chairman State Board Pardons, 1885-1892.

Connections

Married Martha Helen Foster, May 15, 1857.

father:
George M. Caldwell

mother:
Betsey (Curtis) Caldwell

spouse:
Martha Helen Foster