Daniel Webster

American Statesman Daniel Webster

Profession: American Statesman

United States of America

Biography: Leading American senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. First rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests, and his increasingly nationalistic views and effectiveness as a speaker made him one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System.

Born: January 18, 1782
Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: October 24, 1852 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

Historical Events

  • 1850-03-07 Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850

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