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Alexander Hamilton Bullock


In office
January 4, 1866 – January 7, 1869
Lieutenant William Claflin
Preceded by John A. Andrew
Succeeded by William Claflin

Born March 2, 1816(1816-03-02)
Royalston, Massachusetts[1]
Died January 17, 1882 (aged 65)
Political party Whig[1] Republican
Spouse(s) Elvira Hazard[2]
Profession Lawyer

Alexander Hamilton Bullock (March 2, 1816 – January 17, 1882) was the 26th Governor of Massachusetts from 1866 to 1869 and helped create the New England Emigrant Aid Society in 1855.

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Education and early career

Bullock graduated from Amherst College in 1836 and from Harvard Law School in 1841. He practiced law in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives first in 1845 (serving until 1848).[3] and again in 1861,[4] (serving until 1866). Bullock was elected as Speaker of the House in January 1862, an re-elected in 1863-1865.[5] Bullock was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 1849.[3]

Alexander Bullock in profile

Other prominent positions held by Bullock include:

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Notes

  1. ^ a b The Massachusetts Historical Society (June 1887), Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume III 2nd. Series, Boston, Ma.: The Massachusetts Historical Society, p. 324 
  2. ^ The Massachusetts Historical Society (June 1887), Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume III 2nd. Series, Boston, Ma.: The Massachusetts Historical Society, p. 338 
  3. ^ a b The Massachusetts Historical Society (June 1887), Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume III 2nd. Series, Boston, Ma.: The Massachusetts Historical Society, p. 325 
  4. ^ The Massachusetts Historical Society (June 1887), Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume III 2nd. Series, Boston, Ma.: The Massachusetts Historical Society, p. 320 
  5. ^ The Massachusetts Historical Society (June 1887), Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume III 2nd. Series, Boston, Ma.: The Massachusetts Historical Society, p. 331 

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Political offices
Preceded by
John A. Andrew
Governor of Massachusetts
January 4, 1866 – January 7, 1869
Succeeded by
William Claflin
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