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Giddings, Joshua Reed, 1795-1864



  • Existence: 1795 - 1864


Joshua Reed Giddings (October 6, 1795 – May 27, 1864) was an American attorney, politician and a prominent opponent of slavery. He represented Northeast Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1838–59. He was at first a member of the Whig Party and was later a Republican, helping found the party.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Joshua Reed Giddings letter

Identifier: Mss 820424
Mss 820424
Date(s): 1820-07-24

In English.

Joshua Reed Giddings letter

Identifier: Mss 853129
Webster Mss 853129
Date(s): 1853-01-29
Scope and Contents

Three-page letter from Joshua Reed Giddings in Washington, DC to Theodore Parker, in which he writes of the presidential campaign of 1847-48 and Mr. Webster's decision to take grounds "in favor of liberty and against the encrouchment of slavery." Mentions Mr. Corwin and Judge Allen. Bouns in "Reminiscences of Daniel Webster," by Peter Harvey.

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