Thomas Starr King
Born: December 17, 1824
Died: March 4, 1864
Occupation: Clergyman, minister, orator
Biography: Thomas Starr King was an American Unitarian and Unitarian minister, influential in California politics during the American Civil War. Starr King spoke zealously in favor of the Union and was credited by Abraham Lincoln with preventing California from becoming a separate republic. He is sometimes referred to as the orator who saved the nation.