The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
American Anti-Slavery Society Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  James Gillespie Birney (1792-1857) — also known as James G. Birney — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Huntsville, Madison County, Ala.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; New York, New York County, N.Y.; Lower Saginaw, Saginaw County (now Bay City, Bay County), Mich. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., February 4, 1792. Lawyer; studied law in the office of Alexander J. Dallas in Philadelphia; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1816-18; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1819-20; solicitor general of Alabama, 1823-26; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama; mayor of Huntsville, Ala., 1829; abolitionist; Liberty candidate for President of the United States, 1840, 1844; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1843, 1845. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Anti-Slavery Society. While traveling in 1845, the horse he was riding bucked; he fell and was injured; his condition worsened over time, leading to tremors and paralysis, and he died as a result, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., November 25, 1857 (age 65 years, 294 days). Interment at Williamsburgh Cemetery, Groveland, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Gillespie Birney and Mary Reed Birney; married, February 16, 1816, to Agatha McDowell; married 1840 to Elizabeth Potts Fitzhugh (sister of Henry Fitzhugh); father of James M. Birney; uncle of Humphrey Marshall; grandfather of Arthur Alexis Birney.
  Political family: Birney family of Danville, Kentucky (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS James G. Birney (built 1943 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1967) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Augustine Clarke (c.1780-1841) — of Wheelock, Caledonia County, Vt.; Montpelier, Washington County, Vt. Born in Richmond, Berkshire County, Mass., about 1780. Lawyer; banker; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1824, 1828, 1830, 1832; candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont; Vermont state treasurer, 1833-37. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Died in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., June 17, 1841 (age about 61 years). Interment at Elm Street Cemetery, Montpelier, Vt.
  Relatives: Married 1808 to Sophia Blanchard (sister-in-law of William Adams Palmer); married 1840 to Julia Jewett Hubbard.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Frederick Douglass Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass (1818-1895) — also known as Frederick Douglass — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in slavery in Maryland, 1818. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1888 ; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Santo Domingo, 1889-91; U.S. Minister to Haiti, 1889-91. African ancestry. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Lecturer and advocate of the abolition of slavery, starting in 1841. Publisher of The North Star, an abolitionist paper. In 1848, he attended the meeting in Seneca Falls, N.Y., which started the women's rights movement. Died, of a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., February 20, 1895 (age about 76 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.; statue erected 1899 at Highland Park, Rochester, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1838 to Anna Murray; married, January 24, 1884, to Helen Pitts; granduncle of Charles Edward Mitchell.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Books by Frederick Douglass: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass — Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave: Written by Himself
  Books about Frederick Douglass: John Stauffer, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
  Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
  Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882) — Born in slavery in New Market, Frederick County, Md., December 23, 1815. Minister; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1881-82, died in office 1882. Presbyterian. African ancestry. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. On February 12, 1865, was the first Black person to make a speech to the U.S. House of Representatives. Died in Liberia, February 13, 1882 (age 66 years, 52 days). Interment at Palm Grove Cemetery, Monrovia, Liberia.
  Relatives: Married 1841 to Julia Williams; married to Sarah Smith Tompkins.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
Wendell Phillips Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 29, 1811. Lawyer; abolitionist; orator; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1870 (Labor Reform), 1877 (Greenback). English ancestry. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Died, from heart disease, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 2, 1884 (age 72 years, 65 days). Interment at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Mass.; statue erected 1915 at Boston Public Garden, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Phillips and Sarah (Walley) Phillips.
  Wendell Phillips High School (opened 1904), in Chicago, Illinois, is named for him.  — Wendell Phillips School (opened 1890, closed 1950) in Washington, D.C., was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) — also known as Elizabeth Smith Cady — of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., November 12, 1815. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1868. Female. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1973. Died, of heart failure, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 26, 1902 (age 86 years, 348 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Daniel Cady and Margaret (Livingston) Cady; married, May 1, 1840, to Henry Brewster Stanton; granddaughter of James Livingston; second great-granddaughter of Robert Livingston the Younger and Dirck Ten Broeck; third great-granddaughter of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724); third great-grandniece of Robert Livingston the Elder and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); fourth great-granddaughter of Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck; first cousin of Gerrit Smith; first cousin twice removed of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Robert Van Rensselaer; first cousin thrice removed of Philip P. Schuyler; first cousin four times removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston, Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746) and Cornelis Cuyler; first cousin five times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin once removed of Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Stephen Van Rensselaer, Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler, Maturin Livingston, Rensselaer Westerlo and Edward Philip Livingston; second cousin twice removed of Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792) and Peter Samuel Schuyler; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), Pierre Van Cortlandt, William Livingston, Philip John Schuyler, Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800) and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin of Philip Schuyler, James Alexander Hamilton, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840) and Henry Bell Van Rensselaer; third cousin once removed of Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Gansevoort, John Jacob Astor III, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer and Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer; third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Philip Van Cortlandt, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Matthew Clarkson (1758-1825), Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr., James Parker, William Waldorf Astor, Robert Ray Hamilton, Peter Goelet Gerry, Ogden Livingston Mills and Robert Reginald Livingston; third cousin thrice removed of William Astor Chanler, Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler and John Eliot Thayer Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason, Peter Augustus Jay, William Alexander Duer, John Duer, William Jay, Charles Ludlow Livingston, Hamilton Fish, George Washington Schuyler, John Cortlandt Parker and Philip N. Schuyler.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Roosevelt family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books about Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Lori D. Ginzberg, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) — of Amesbury, Essex County, Mass. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., December 17, 1807. Poet; newspaper editor; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1835; Liberty candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1842. Quaker. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905. Died in Hampton Falls, Rockingham County, N.H., September 7, 1892 (age 84 years, 265 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Whittier and Abigail (Hussey) Whittier; third cousin twice removed of Robert Foss Fernald; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Davis, Albert Gallatin Dole, William Henry Barnum, George Winthrop Maston Pitman and Joseph Pitman.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Wentworth-Pitman family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Abraham Davenport
  The city of Whittier, California, is named for him.  — Whittier College, in Whittier, California, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John G. Whittier (built 1942 at Portland, Oregon; scrapped 1962) was named for him.
  Politician named for him: John Greenleaf Whittier Lewis
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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