The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Stanton, Henry Brewster
STANTON, Henry Brewster, American abolitionist: b. Griswold, Conn., 29 June 1805; d. New York, 14 Jan. 1887. He was prominent in the anti-slavery movements of 1837-41. In 1847 he was admitted to the bar and achieved a high reputation in patent law. In 1858-60 he assisted in the reorganization of the Republican party, and from 1868 was on the editorial staff of the New York Sun. He has published ‘Sketches of Reform and Reformers in Great Britain and Ireland’ (1849); ‘Random Collections’ (1886).