Roger Sherman Baldwin (1793-1863)
Baldwin was a politician and lawyer from Connecticut. Baldwin served as governor of Connecticut as well as a state and federal senator. Despite holding high political office, Baldwin's greatest fame was as a lawyer. One of his first cases was a writ of habeus corpus for a slave who had escaped from the service of Henry Clay. His most famous case concerned the captives of the slave ship, the Amistad. He was an active supporter of the abolition of slavery and often made speeches on the subject.
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