George Perkins Marsh - People - Department History
George Perkins Marsh (1801–1882)
State of Residence: Vermont
- Minister Resident (Turkey)
Appointed: May 29, 1849
Presentation of Credentials: March 11, 1850
Termination of Mission: Presented recall on December 19, 1853
- Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on June 24, 1850, after confirmation.
- Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Italy)
Appointed: March 20, 1861
Presentation of Credentials: June 23, 1861
Termination of Mission: Died at Vallombrosa July 23, 1882
- Marsh moved the U.S. Legation from Turin to Florence in 1865 and from Florence to Rome in 1871.