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Robert Charles Winthrop
Birth: May 12, 1809
Death: Nov. 16, 1894

US Congressman, Senator. Represented MA’s 1st District in the United States House of Representatives on two different occasions. First elected to the seat to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Abbott Lawrence, serving from 1840 to 1842. In May 1842 he resigned his seat, but was again elected to it in November of that year when his successor, Congressman Nathan Appleton, resigned himself. He served his 2nd term from 1842 to 1850, and was the Speaker of the US House of Representatives from 1847 to 1849. In 1850 he again resigned, having been appointed as a Senator from Massachusetts in the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Daniel Webster (who Robert Winthrop had studied law underwhile a young man). Served in the Senate from 1850 to 1851. He unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Massachusetts after his time in the Senate ended. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Lindall Winthrop (1760 - 1841)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Cabot Blanchard Winthrop (1809 - 1842)*
  Adele Granger Winthrop (1820 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Charles Winthrop (1834 - 1905)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Winthrop Warren (____ - 1850)*
  George Winthrop (1805 - 1875)*
  Robert Charles Winthrop (1809 - 1894)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Mar 31, 2002
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