Samuel Medary

Samuel Medary

From an early age, Samuel Medary, native of Pennsylvania, was a influential Democrat, his foremost weapon being his formidable pen. He was born in 1801; 16 years later he was already contributing prose and poetry to the Norristown Herald. After a series of moves and some time spent as a rural schoolteacher, Medary established his own paper in Batavia, Ohio, in 1828—the Ohio Sun, dedicated … Continue reading Samuel Medary

Frederick P. Stanton

Frederick P. Stanton

Frederick P. Stanton was born in Virginia on December 22, 1814. He received a classical education and went on to become a schoolteacher for a time, before taking up the study and practice of law in Memphis, Tennessee. Politics eventually attracted Stanton, however, and he served as a Democratic representative from Tennessee from 1845 to 1855. During Stanton’s time in Congress, he served as chairman … Continue reading Frederick P. Stanton