1794 – Born on April 11th in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts.
1811 – Graduated from Harvard University.
1812 – Became a tutor at Harvard University.
1814 – Studied theology and was ordained pastor of the Brattle Street Unitarian Church, Boston.
1815 – A professor of Greek literature at Harvard University.
1825 – Elected to the Nineteenth and to the four succeeding Congresses.
1827 – Was an overseer of Harvard University.
1836 – Became the Governor of Massachusetts.
1841 – Appointed as the United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain.
1846 – Was the president of Harvard University.
1852 – Appointed Secretary of State by President Millard Fillmore to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel Webster.
1853 – Elected as a Whig to the United States Senate.
1860 – Was an unsuccessful candidate for vice president of the United States on the Constitutional-Union ticket.
1865 – Died on January 15th in Boston, Massachusetts.