\bˈɜːlɪŋɡˌe͡ɪm], \bˈɜːlɪŋɡˌeɪm], \b_ˈɜː_l_ɪ_ŋ_ɡ_ˌeɪ_m]\
Definitions of BURLINGAME, ANSON
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(1820-1870), rose to prominence in Massachusetts as a lawyer and politician. In 1855-61 he was Republican Congressman, and in 1861 he was sent as U. S. Minister to China. His diplomatic services there were so important that in 1868 he was appointed by the Chinese Government a special envoy to the United States and Europe. He negotiated at Washington in 1868 the Burlingame Treaty with China, and effected treaties with England, Prussia, Holland and other European countries.
By John Franklin Jameson