John Elliott Ward

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John Elliott Ward
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United States Minister to the Qing Empire
In office
August 10, 1859 – December 15, 1860
PresidentJames Buchanan
Preceded byWilliam B. Reed
Succeeded byAnson Burlingame
Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byJames A. Meriwether
Succeeded byWilliam H. Stiles
Mayor of Savannah, Georgia
In office
Preceded byRichard Wayne
Succeeded byEdward C. Anderson
Personal details
John Elliott Ward

(1814-10-02)October 2, 1814
DiedNovember 29, 1902(1902-11-29) (aged 88)
Political partyDemocratic Party

John Elliott Ward (October 2, 1814 – November 29, 1902) was an American politician and diplomat. He served as United States Attorney for Georgia, mayor of Savannah, Georgia, speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, president of the Georgia Senate, president of the 1856 Democratic National Convention, and United States Minister to China under James Buchanan. He resigned from his diplomatic post shortly after the outbreak of the American Civil War, returned to Savannah, and after the war, moved to New York City, where he practiced law for several years.[1]

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  1. ^ "John Elliott Ward dead". The New York Times. December 1, 1902. Retrieved November 20, 2018.

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