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journalist , lawyer , reformer

Henry Brewster Stanton, American lawyer, reformer, journalist. member of New York Senate from Seneca Falls, 1849-1853.

Background

Stanton, Henry Brewster was born on June 27, 1805 in Griswold, Connecticut, United States. Son of Joseph and Susan (Brewster) Stanton.

Education

Attended Lane Theological Seminary.

Career

Deputy clerk Monroe County (New York), 1829-1832. Helped organize anti-slavery society in Cincinnati, 1834. Agent American Anti-Slavery Society, also member Executive Committee.

Wrote for abolitionist journals including Liberator, also for religious publications, political papers including National Era, Washington, New York American. Tried to form strong political organization of abolitionists, 1837-1840. Admitted to Massachusetts bar, circa 1845.

Member of New York Senate from Seneca Falls, 1849-1853. Helped draft Free Soil platform, Buffalo, 1848. An organizer Republican Party in New York, 1855.

Connected with New York Tribune after Civil War. With New York Sun, 1869-1887.

Membership

Member of New York Senate from Seneca Falls, 1849-1853.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Cady, May 10, 1840, 7 children.

father:
Joseph Stanton

mother:
Susan (Brewster) Stanton

spouse:
Elizabeth Cady