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Statement at the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (July 1837), quoted in Thaddeus Stevens, Scourge of the South (1959) by Frawn M. Brodie, p. 63
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Thaddeus Stevens
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Born: April 4, 1792

Died: August 11, 1868 (aged 76)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Bio: Thaddeus Stevens, of Pennsylvania, was a Republican leader and one of the most powerful members of the United States House of Representatives. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Stevens, a witty, sarcastic speaker and flamboyant party leader, dominated the House from 1861 until his death and wrote much of the financial legislation that paid for the American Civil War.

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