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Robert Charles WINTHROP

American Robert Charles WINTHROP

American lawyer and philanthropist, 22nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 12, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: on November 16, 1894 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Robert Charles Winthrop was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Thomas Lindall Winthrop (March 6, 1760 – February 22, 1841) and wife (m. July 25, 1786) Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple (October 23, 176—July 23, 1825). He attended the prestigious Boston Latin School, and graduated from Harvard University in 1828.

On March 12, 1832, he married Elizabeth Cabot Blanchard (May 27, 1809 – June 14, 1842), daughter of Francis Blanchard (baptised February 1, 1784 – age estimated 29 at death, June 26, 1813) and wife (m. August 29, 1808) Mary Ann Cabot (baptised May 9, 1784 – July 25, 1809), with whom he had three children.

After studying law with Daniel Webster he was admitted to the bar in 1831 and practiced in Boston. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1835 to 1840, and served as Speaker of the House of that body from 1838 to 1840.

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- Category Lawyer, Magistrate, American politician