Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1862)

Theodore Frelinghuysen was a U.S. senator from New Jersey from 1829 to 1835 and although he served only one term he became a national figure and was known as the "Christian statesman." Frelinghuysen once gave a six hour speech in opposition to the bill for removal of the Cherokee and other southern Indians to territory west of the Mississippi. In 1844 he was the unsuccessful Whig vice-presidential candidate with Henry Clay. He was the president of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, the American Bible Society, and the American Tract Society. He would later serve as president of the University of the City of New York and Rutgers.

Date:
1855 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES04211
Height:
1005px
Width:
682px
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