|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|
|Born:|| November 2, 1818 |
Talbot County, Maryland, United States
|Children:||Charles Remond Douglass|
Lewis Henry Douglass
Frederick Douglass Jr.
|Residence:||Anacostia, Washington, D.C.|
|Occupation:||Abolitionist, author, editor, diplomat|
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.