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George Bancroft

George BancroftBorn: 3-Oct-1800
Birthplace: Worcester, MA
Died: 17-Jan-1891
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Rural Cemetery, Worcester, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Congregationalist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A History of the United States

Father: Aaron Bancroft (Unitarian minister)
Mother: Lucretia Chandler
Wife: Sarah H. Dwight (d. 1837, three children)
Wife: Elizabeth Bliss
Son: George Jr.
Son: John
Daughter: (two)

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
    University: BA, Harvard University (1817)
    University: MA, University of Göttingen (1820)
    University: PhD, University of Göttingen (1820)
    Teacher: Founder, Round Hill School for Boys, Northampton, MA

    US Ambassador to Germany (1868-74)
    US Ambassador to Prussia (1867-68)
    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1846-49)
    US Secretary of War Acting (1845)
    US Secretary of the Navy Mar-1845 to Sep-1846, under James Knox Polk
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Associate Fellow (1863)
    American Geographical Society President (1852-54)
    Funeral: Abraham Lincoln (1865)

Author of books:
History of the Colonization of the United States (1839, history)
A History of the United States (1834-74, history, ten vol.)

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