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John Zacheus Goodrich

September 27, 1804
April 19, 1885
Home Town:
Sheffield, MA
Mary Hopkins Goodrich (April 1858)
Biographical Notes:
John Zacheus Goodrich was born September 27, 1804 in Sheffield, Massachusetts. During his lifetime he worked as a lawyer and politician, and was at various times involved in manufacturing and worked as an editor. In 1848 he received an honorary degree from Williams College. He married twice in his life. After the death of his first wife he was married to Mary Hopkins Goodrich in April 1858. On April 19, 1885 he passed away.

Other Education:
Received an honorary degree from Williams College in 1848

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Editor; Manufacturer; Political Office
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (MA) 1851-1855
Collector of Customs (Boston) 1861-1865
Federal Committees:
Member of the Washington Peace Convention in 1861.
State Posts:
State Senator (MA) 1848-1849
Lt. Governor (MA) 1861

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