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Judah Philip Benjamin, 1811-1884

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1811.08.06
Place of Birth: St Croix, British West Indies, now US
Date of Death: 1884.05.08
Place of Death: Paris

Identity:

Judah Philip Benjamin was Secretary of War, in the Confederate States of America, during the American civil war.

Life:

He advocated the ultimate emancipation of slaves, and became unpopular in the South. He escaped to England in April 1865, where he became a barrister, and practised law from 1866-1883.

Bibliography:

Who Was Who in America. Historical Volume, 1607-1896, Chicago, 1963.