Joshua Reed Giddings
Joshua Reed Giddings (October 6, 1795 - May 27, 1864) was an American statesman prominent in the anti-slavery conflict. He represented Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1838 – 59. He was at first a member of the Whig Party and was later a Republican, helping found the party.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 4) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)