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Frederick Perry Stanton

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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