Burlingame, Anson

Life Span
to
Full name
Anson Burlingame
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
3
Family
Joel Burlingame (father), Freelove Angell Burlingame (mother), Jane Cornelia Livermore (wife) 
Education
Harvard
Other
Other Education
University of Michigan
Occupation
Politician
Diplomat
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Free Soil
Republican
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Government
Lincoln Administration (1861-65)
US House of Representatives
State legislature

Anson Burlingame (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
BURLINGAME, Anson, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Berlin, N.Y., November 14, 1820; moved with his parents to Seneca County, Ohio, in 1823, and to Detroit, Mich., in 1833; attended private schools and the Detroit branch of the University of Michigan; was graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1846; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston; served in the State senate in 1852; member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1853; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; appointed Minister to Austria March 22, 1861, but was not accepted by the Austrian Government because of certain opinions he was known to entertain regarding Hungary and Sardinia; Minister to China from June 14, 1861, to November 21, 1867; appointed December 1, 1867, by the Chinese Government its ambassador to negotiate treaties with foreign powers; died in St. Petersburg, Russia, February 23, 1870; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
“Burlingame, Anson,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001112.
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