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Frederick Perry Stanton

Frederick Perry Stanton, American congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Tennessee, 29th-33d congresses, 1845-1855, Chairman of Commission on vaval affairs, 1849.

Background

  • Stanton, Frederick Perry was born on December 22, 1814 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. Son of Richard and Harriet (Perry) Stanton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Columbian College (now George Washington University), 1833.

    Career

    • Admitted to Memphis (Tennessee) bar. Principal Elizabeth City (North Carolina) Academy, 1833-1835. Contributed political editorials to Memphis Gazette.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Tennessee, 29th-33d congresses, 1845-1855, Chairman of Commission on vaval affairs, 1849. Secretary Kansas Territory (appointed by President Buchanan), 1857-1858, acting governor territory, twice during 1858, held pro-slavery position first, but advocated free-state status by 1858 removed from office for cooperation with Free-Soil elements 1861. Practiced law, Washington, District of Columbia, from 1862.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Tennessee, 29th-33d congresses, 1845-1855, Chairman of Commission on vaval affairs, 1849.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Lanphier, 9 children.
    • father: Richard Stanton
    • mother: Harriet (Perry) Stanton
    • spouse: Jane Lanphier
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    Born December 22, 1814
    Died June 4, 1894
    (aged 79)
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