Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I187767
  • Name: William Maxwell EVARTS
  • RELA: 8th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 FEB 1818 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • GRAD: 1837 Yale College
  • Event: Appointed BET 17 JUL 1868 AND 4 MAR 1869 U.S. Attorney General
  • Event: Appointed BET 12 MAR 1877 AND 7 MAR 1881 U.S. Secretary of State
  • Event: Elected U.S. Senator from New York BET 4 MAR 1885 AND 3 MAR 1891
  • Death: 28 FEB 1901 in New York, NY
  • Event: Pic William Maxwell Evarts
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  • Note:
    EVARTS, William Maxwell, (grandson of Roger Sherman, cousin of Roger Sherman Baldwin), a Senator from New York; born in Boston, Mass., February 6, 1818; attended the Boston Latin School and graduated from Yale College in 1837; studied at Harvard Law School; admitted to the bar in New York City in 1841 and practiced law; assistant United States district attorney 1849-1853; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1861; member of the State constitutional convention 1867-1868; appointed Attorney General of the United States by President Andrew Johnson 1868-1869; chief counsel for President Johnson in the impeachment proceedings in 1868; counsel for the United States before the tribunal of arbitration on the Alabama claims at Geneva, Switzerland, in 1872; counsel for President Rutherford Hayes, in behalf of the Republican Party, before the Electoral Commission in 1876; appointed Secretary of State of the United States by President Hayes 1877-1881; delegate to the International Monetary Conference at Paris 1881; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1891; chairman, Committee on the Library (Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses); retired from public life due to ill health; died in New York City, February 28, 1901; interment in Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, Vt.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Jeremiah EVARTS b: 3 FEB 1781 in Sunderland, Bennington Co., VT
    Mother: Mehitable SHERMAN b: 23 JAN 1774 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Helen Minerva Bingham WARDNER
    • Married: 1843
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Hoar EVARTS b: 4 JAN 1858 in New York, NY
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