James G. Birney

Politician

1792 – 1857

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Who was James G. Birney?

James Gillespie Birney was an abolitionist, politician and jurist born in Danville, Kentucky. From 1816 to 1818, he served in the Kentucky House of Representatives. In 1836, he started his abolitionist weekly publication in Cincinnati, Ohio titled The Philanthropist.

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Born
Feb 4, 1792
Danville
Also known as
  • James Birney
Children
Religion
  • Presbyterianism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
  • Transylvania University
  • The College of New Jersey
Lived in
  • Kentucky
  • Danville
Died
Nov 24, 1857
Perth Amboy

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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