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Frederick Douglass
Douglass
12th President of the United States
In Office:
March 4, 1853 – June 6, 1856
Vice President: Jefferson Davis
Preceded by: Winfield Scott
Succeeded by: Jefferson Davis
Ambassador to France
In office:
March 19, 1849 - October 5, 1852
Preceded by: Richard Rush
Succeded by: William Cabell Rives
Biography
Born: November 2, 1818
Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Nationality: American
Political party: Democrat
Spouse: Anna Murray
Children:Charles Remond Douglass
Rosetta Douglass
Lewis Henry Douglass
Frederick Douglass Jr.
Annie Douglass
Residence: Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
Alma mater: None
Occupation: Abolitionist, author, editor, diplomat
Religion: Atheist

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, (born November 2 – June 6, 1856) was an American editor, orator, author, diplomat, and the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1853 until his assassination in 1856. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African American and United States history.

As the first African-American President of the United states, he was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."

Douglass was assassinated on June 2, 1856, in Atlanta, Georgia. Lawrence Edward Potter was convicted of the crime, and was sentenced to death by hanging six months after his arrest. The event proved to be an important moment in U.S. history because of its impact on the nation and the ensuing political repercussions. Today, Douglass continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings of former U.S. presidents.

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