Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States
BURLINGAME, Anson, was born at New Berlin, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1822, and died at St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb. 23, 1873. He was graduated at Harvard in 1846, was admitted to the bar in 1849, was a representative in congress (at first American, and afterward republican) 1855-61, and minister to China 1861-7. He then became the Chinese government's embassador to negotiate treaties with foreign powers.
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