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 Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner

Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Mar 1874 (aged 63)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Arethusa Path
Memorial ID 1005 · View Source
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US Senator. Elected as a Senator from Massachusetts, serving from 1851 until his death in office in 1874. A staunch and vocal proponent of the Abolitionist movement, he gave a speech dubbed the "Crime Against Kansas" condeming slavery on May 22, 1856, which prompted South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks to assault and severely injure him. He was absent from the Senate on account of the injuries caused by Brooks from 1856 to December 1859.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1005
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Sumner (6 Jan 1811–11 Mar 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1005, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .