Stephen Arnold Douglas, 1813-1861
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Douglas Tomb, Oakenwald, 636 East 35th Street, Chicago
Stephen Arnold Douglas, one of the most distinguished statesmen of his day, was a justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, member of the House of Representatives, and the United States Senate. Although a political rival of Lincoln, he supported the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War and contributed greatly to the solidarity of the North. This tomb stands on Oakenwald, Douglas' former estate.
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