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Elijah Parish Lovejoy
  • Name: Elijah Parish Lovejoy
  • Born: 11/09/1802
  • Died: 11/07/1837 (34 years old)

Elijah Parish Lovejoy (November 9, 1802 – November 7, 1837) was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor, and abolitionist. He was shot and killed by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on the warehouse of Benjamin Godfrey and W. S. Gillman, where Lovejoy’s press and abolitionist materials were stored.

Birth Place: Albion, Maine

Death Place: Alton, Illinois

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