Born January 6, 1811
Died March 11, 1874
Republican senator from Massachusetts
Abolitionist and leader in the impeachment trial
of President Andre...
American senator Charles Sumner (1811-1874), an uncompromising opponent of slavery, worked to arouse the nation against it. He was a staunch supporter of African American rights legislation and string...
Charles Sumner, a distinguished legal scholar and ardent reformer who served in the U.S. Senate from 1851 until his death in 1874, was one of the most prominent political figures of the mid nineteen...