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Grave of Thaddeus Stevens - Lancaster, PA

Thaddeus Stevens was born in Danville, Vermont on April 4, 1792. He moved first to York, PA and then to Gettysburg, before moving to Lancaster in 1842 to set up a law practice. He was one of the most powerful members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a Congressman and was a compassionate abolitionist who championed the rights of African Americans for decades - up to, during, and after the Civil War. He focused much of his political attention on civil rights, eventually helping to draft the 14th Amendment.


His house on Queen Street, in Lancaster, was part of the Underground Railroad.


Thaddeus died at the age of 76 on August 11, 1868 and is buried in Shreiner's Cemetery in Lancaster, PA.


Shreiner's Cemetery is located at: Mulberry and W. Chestnut Streets, Lancaster, PA 17603


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