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George Thorndike Angell
Birth: Jun. 5, 1823
Southbridge
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1909
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Social Reformer. Born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1846. George studied law at the Harvard Law School, and in 1851 was admitted to the bar in Boston, where he practiced for many years. In February 1868, two horses each pulling two riders over 40 miles of rough roads were raced until they both dropped dead. George was appalled and took immediate action. His letter of protest appeared in the Boston Daily Advertiser, where it caught the attention of Emily Appleton, a prominent Bostonian who deeply loved animals and who was already nurturing the first stirrings of an American anticruelty movement. Within a month, with Appleton's backing, George incorporated the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). For many years he was active in the organization of humane societies in England and America. In 1882 he initiated the movement for the establishment of Bands of Mercy (for the promotion of humane treatment of animals), of which in 1908 there were more than 72,000 in active existence. In 1889 he founded and became president of the American Humane Education Society. He became well known as a criminologist and also as an advocate of laws for the safeguarding of the public health and against adulteration of food. After suffering from failing health for a long time, he died at his apartments at the Hotel Westminster in Boston at the age of 85. Thanks to the commitment of MSPCA staff and supporters, George T. Angell's principles have endured for more than 145 years. (bio by: Shock) 
 
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  Olive A. Foster Clark (1860 - 1950)*
  D Alfred Bernier (1878 - 1916)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Poplar Avenue, Lot 4738
 
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