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Clement Laird Vallandigham

Clement Laird Vallandigham, American congressman. member Ohio Legislature, 1845-1846; member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 35th-37th congresses, May 25, 1858-1863, offered series resolutions in 37th Congress in which he argued against use of war in preserving Union.

Background

  • Vallandigham, Clement Laird was born on July 29, 1820 in New Lisbon, Ohio, United States. Son of Review Clement and Rebecca (Laird) Vallandigham.

  • Education

    • Attended Jefferson College, Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, 1837-1840.

    Career

    • Admitted to Ohio bar, 1842. Member Ohio Legislature, 1845-1846. Editor Dayton (O.) Empire, 1847-1849.

      Delegate National Democratic Convention, 1856, 68. Member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 35th-37th congresses, May 25, 1858-1863, offered series resolutions in 37th Congress in which he argued against use of war in preserving Union. Secretary National Democratic Convention, 1860.

      Arrested in Dayton, 1863, tried for treason, convicted but released by President Lincoln. Worked for peace organization in Northern cities, 1863-1864.

    Membership

    Member Ohio Legislature, 1845-1846. Member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 35th-37th congresses, May 25, 1858-1863, offered series resolutions in 37th Congress in which he argued against use of war in preserving Union.

    Connections

    • Married Louisa A. McMahon, August 27, 1846, 2 children.
    • father: Review Clement Vallandigham
    • mother: Rebecca (Laird) Vallandigham
    • spouse: Louisa A. McMahon
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    Born July 29, 1820
    Died June 17, 1871
    (aged 50)
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