Stanton, Frederick

Stanton, Frederick (Perry)

(1814–94) U.S. representative, governor; born in Alexandria, Va. A lawyer in Memphis, he went to the U.S. House of Representatives (Dem., Tenn.; 1845–55), chairing the Committee on Naval Affairs before becoming governor of the Kansas territory (1858–61).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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