Charles Dexter Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Charles Dexter. b. Salem, Massachusetts, 3 December 1802; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 August 1869. The son of a minister who was an evangelist to the poor of Boston, Cleveland was educated at Dartmouth College (graduated 1827). He became a teacher of Latin and Greek, first at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, then at the City University of New York, and then at a school at Philadelphia. Throughout his life he was a strong advocate of abolition, and he became President of the Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia. In 1861 President Abraham Lincoln appointed him American Consul at Cardiff, a post which he continued to hold until 1867 under Lincoln’s successor, Andrew...

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