Elijah Parish Lovejoy

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Birthday
9, 1802
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Nov 7, 1837 (34)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1802
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Nov 7, 1837 (34)

About

American minister and journalist who was known for his pro-abolition viewpoints and was eventually murdered by a pro-slavery mob.

Before Fame

He was raised by his father, a Congregational minister, and attended Waterville College, graduating with first class honors.

Trivia

He was the editor, first of the anti-Jacksonian St. Louis Observer, and later the abolitionist paper, The Albion Observer.

Family Life

He married Celia Ann French in 1835 and they had two children.

Associated With

His work inspired the prominent abolitionist John Brown.