February 8, 2022
Giddings - Joshua Giddings
Representative Joshua Reed Giddings was an abolitionist lawyer and politician. Born in 1795, he settled in Ohio’s Western Reserve at age 11 with his family. Giddings served in the Ohio and the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a dedicated anti-slavery advocate in the years leading up to the American Civil War. In 1961, Lincoln appointed him U.S. Consul General in Canada, and Giddings died there in 1864. Giddings was made a Great Ohioan in 2022.

This photo, showing Hon. Joshua R. Giddings of Ohio is courtesy of the Library of Congress.