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John Lothrop Motley

historian , diplomat

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