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John Z. Goodrich

John Z. Goodrich
Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston
In office
Preceded by James Scollay Whitney
Succeeded by Hannibal Hamlin
24th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
Governor John Albion Andrew
Preceded by Eliphalet Trask
Succeeded by John Nesmith
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts' 11th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by District re-established
Succeeded by Mark Trafton
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts' 11th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by Julius Rockwell
Succeeded by Nathaniel P. Banks
Personal details
Born (1804-09-27)September 27, 1804
Sheffield, Massachusetts
Died April 19, 1885(1885-04-19) (aged 80)
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Political party Whig/Republican

John Zacheus Goodrich was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the 24th 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

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Julius Rockwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
Nathaniel P. Banks
Preceded by
District re-established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
Mark Trafton
Political offices
Preceded by
Eliphalet Trask
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
John Nesmith
  1. ^ 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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