Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1818-01-28
Death 1905-02-27

Biographical notes:

George Sewall Boutwell (1818-1905) was an active political figure and lawyer all his life. Initially a Democrate, his antislavery leanings made him a prominent Free Soiler who was elected Governor and susequently reelected by the dominant Massachusetts Free Soil coalition in 1851-1852. He became a lawyer and founder of the Massachusetts Republican Party, later being a Radical Republican in Congress and among the most forecful opponents of President Andrew Johnson. Boutwell served as Secretary of the Treasury under Grant, and later as Senator from Massachusetts. In the period after 1880, he was an active attorney in Boston; he was also among the founders and ablest partisans on behalf of the New England Anti-Imperialist League.

From the description of Papers, 1855-1905. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259190

Politician, Treasury Dept. official.

From the description of Papers, 1851-1901. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852889

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

From the description of Papers of George S. Boutwell, 1869-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81776759

U.S. secretary of the treasury.

From the description of George S. Boutwell papers, 1871-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451161

American statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Mrs. Pope, 1864 Dec. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 751980591

Boutwell was a lawyer and Massachusetts officeholder who served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1863-1869) and Senate (1873-1877).

From the description of Letters, March 16, 1895, April 10, 1895. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 86077029

  • 1818: Born George Sewall Boutwell in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1842 - 1844 : Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • 1847 - 1850 : Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • 1849 - 1851 : Massachusetts State Bank Commissioner
  • 1851 - 1853 : Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1855 - 1861 : Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education
  • 1862 - 1863 : Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • 1863 - 1869 : Member of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1869 - 1873 : Secretary of the Treasury (appointed by President Grant)
  • 1873 - 1877 : Member of the United States Senate
  • 1880: Counsel to the French and American Claims Commission
  • 1898 - 1905 : President of the Anti-Imperialist League
  • 1905: Died in Groton, Massachusetts

From the guide to the George S. Boutwell Letters, 1883-1896, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Subjects:

  • Banks and banking--State supervision
  • Statesmen--Correspondence
  • Suffrage
  • Politicians--Massachusetts
  • Lawyers
  • Silver question
  • Currency question
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • Money--History
  • Editing--Miscellanea
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Women--Suffrage
  • Autographs
  • Politics, government and public administration
  • Depressions--1873

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  • Cabinet officers
  • Politicians
  • Governors

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Philippines (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)