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Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Personal name headingSumner, Charles, 1811-1874
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Variant(s)Sumner, Chas. (Charles), 1811-1874
Americanus, 1811-1874
Birth date1811-01-06
Death date1874-03-11
Place of birthBoston (Mass.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationPolitician Senator
Found inHis Are we a nation? 1867.
The case of the Florida, 1864: t.p. (Charles Sumner) p. 19 (Americanus)
MoSU-L/NLT files (hdg.: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874)
NUCMC data from Maine Hist. Soc. for Mary B. Shepard collection, 1863-1897 (Chas. Sumner)
English Wikipedia website, viewed Apr. 17, 2017 (Charles Sumner (Jan. 6, 1811--Mar. 11, 1874) was an American politician and senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War working to destroy the Confederacy, free all the slaves, and keep on good terms with Europe. During Reconstruction, he fought to minimize the power of the ex-Confederates and guarantee equal rights to the freedmen. United States Senator from Massachusetts: in office Apr. 24, 1851--Mar. 11, 1874; Preceded by: Robert Rantoul Jr. Succeeded by: William B. Washburn; Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: in office Mar. 4, 1861--Mar. 4, 1871; Preceded by: James M. Mason; Succeeded by: Simon Cameron; Personal details: Born: Jan. 6, 1811, Boston, Mass.; Died: Mar. 11, 1874 (aged 63), Washington City, U.S.)
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