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Stephen A. Douglas

Douglas Democratic

Picture of Stephen A. Douglas
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1860 Douglas Democratic President 38023 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Stephen Arnold Douglas
Born: April 23, 1813 in Brandon, Vermont
Married: Martha Martin, Adele Cutts
Died: June 3, 1861 in Chicago, Illinois

1835: State’s Attorney for the Morgan Circuit [Illinois]
1836-1837: Representative, Illinois State Legislature
1837: Register of the Land Office at Springfield
1838: Candidate for Congress [Illinois] (Lost)
1840-1841: Secretary of State [Illinois]
1843-1847: Member, United States House of Representatives [Illinois]
1847-1861: Member, United States Senate [Illinois]
1852: Primary Candidate for President (Lost)
1856: Primary Candidate for President (Lost)

  • STATEHOOD: As a U.S. Senator, Douglas introduced a bill (S. 169) in 1850, titled "An Act for the Admission of California into the Union", which made California the 31st State.
  • PLACENAME: Douglas City (in Trinity County) is named for Stephen Douglas.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []

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