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Stephen A. Douglas portrait
Description: As a young man, Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) taught school in Ohio. While he served in the House and in the Senate as a representative from Illinois, Douglas played an important role in settling tensions between Northerners and Southerners over slavery prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. He is perhaps best known for his political battles with Abraham Lincoln in both 1858 and again in 1860. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04113
Subjects: Abolitionists; Politicians; United States. Congress. House; United States. Congress. Senate
Places: Illinois