Richard Cutts Shannon Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Colby College, 1862, A.M., 1866. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1885. (Doctor of Laws, Colby, 1892).
Sergt. Company H, 5th Maine Infantry, June 24, 1861. First lieutenant, October 10, 1861. Captain a.a.g. vols., October 2, 1862.
Bvtd. major and lieutenant colonel of vols. for his services. Secretary United States Legation to Brazil, 1871-1875. Assistant treasurer, vice-president and general manager and later president, Botanical Garden Railroad Company, An American enterprise in Brazil, 1876-1883.
Admitted to New York bar, 1886. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Salvador, 1891-1893. Member 54th and 55th Congresses (1895-1899).
Member 54th and 55th Congresses (1895-1899).
Married Martha A. Greenough, September 19, 1887.