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Nathaniel Prentice Banks
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25th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
February 2, 1856 – March 4, 1857
Preceded by Linn Boyd
Succeeded by James L. Orr
24th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 7, 1858 – January 3, 1861
Lieutenant Eliphalet Trask
Preceded by Henry Gardner
Succeeded by John A. Andrew
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – December 24, 1857
Preceded by John Z. Goodrich
Succeeded by Daniel W. Gooch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
December 4, 1865 – March 3, 1873
Preceded by Daniel W. Gooch
Succeeded by Benjamin F. Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Daniel W. Gooch
Succeeded by Selwyn Z. Bowman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by Edward D. Hayden
Succeeded by Sherman Hoar
Personal details
Born (1816-01-30)January 30, 1816
Waltham, Massachusetts
Died September 1, 1894(1894-09-01) (aged 78)
Waltham, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
American
Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Theodosia Palmer
Profession Elected offices, Military, U.S. marshal
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United StatesUnion
Branch/service Union Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Major General
Commands


  • Department of Annapolis
  • Department of the Shenandoah
  • II Corps (Union Army)
  • Department of the Gulf
Battles/wars American Civil War

Nathaniel Prentice (or Prentiss) Banks (January 30, 1816– September 1, 1894) was an American politician and soldier, served as the 24th Governor of Massachusetts, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and as a Union general during the American Civil War.


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