Joshua Giddings Law Office photographs   Save
Ohio Department of Economic and Industrial Development
Description: Two photographs document the law office of abolitionist Joshua Giddings. Born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Giddings (1795-1864) served in the War of 1812 and taught school before studying law under Elisha Whittlesey in Canfield, Ohio. He moved to Jefferson, Ohio, where he built his law office in 1823. Giddings' law office is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The photographs are 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). Giddings served a term in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1826 and was elected to Congress in 1837. Throughout his twenty years in Congress, Giddings fought against slavery as a leading Radical Republican. In 1861, President Lincoln named Giddings consul-general to Canada, where he served until his death. Giddings' law partner Benjamin Wade was also a prominent abolitionist and presided over the Senate during the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3176_3928638_001
Subjects: Civil Liberties; Architecture; Presidents and Politics; Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864; National Register of Historic Places; Offices; Lawyers
Places: Jefferson (Ohio); Ashtabula County (Ohio)