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Elijah Parish Lovejoy

Elijah Parish Lovejoy Biography

Journalist


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.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Celia Ann French in 1835 and they had two children.
ASSOCIATED WITH
His work inspired the prominent abolitionist John Brown.
TRIVIA
He was the editor, first of the anti-Jacksonian St. Louis Observer, and later the abolitionist paper, The Albion Observer.

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