John Z. Goodrich


John Z. Goodrich

Infobox_Lt_Governor
name= John Z. Goodrich


caption=
order= 24th
office= Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
term_start= 1861
term_end= 1861
governor= John Albion Andrew
predecessor= Eliphalet Trask
successor= John Nesmith
birth_date= September 27th, 1804
birth_place= Sheffield, Massachusetts
death_date= April 19th, 1885
death_place= Stockbridge, Massachusetts
party= Whig/Republican
profession=
spouse=
footnotes=
John Z. Goodrich was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. He was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts on September 27, 1804. He attended the common schools and Lenox Academy. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and engaged in manufacturing.

Goodrich served in the Massachusetts State Senate, and was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855). He was a member of the 1861 Peace Conference held in Washington, D.C.. He was elected as a Republican Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1860 and served from January 1, 1861, until his resignation on March 29, 1861. He also served as the president of the Union Emigration Society, a group dedicated to organizing the North for political action. [The Origins of the Republican Party, 1852-1856 by William Gienapp]

Goodrich was appointed collector of customs at Boston on March 13 and served until March 11, 1865. He retired from public life and died in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on April 19, 1885. His interment was in Stockbridge Cemetery.

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