Stephen A. Douglas

Location: Brandon
Tag(s): Famous Vermonters
Historical Category: Government History
Video Date: 05/11/17

Stephen Douglas was born in this house in 1813 and learned the trade of cabinetmaking in the area. He moved to Illinois, though lacking education, became a lawyer and politician. A very famous senator, he famously ran against Abraham Lincoln. He believed in States' Rights, including the right to own slaves.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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