Friday, June 22, 2012

A Look Into History: Joseph Bradley Varnum

Joesph Bradley Varnum was a Democratic-Republican who served as America's 7th Speaker of the House, and later became a Senator. As a congressman Varnum attempted to pass legislation to prevent the progression of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. After his time in Congress was over, he went back to his home state of Massachusetts and served as a state senator there until his own death. 

5 comments:

mamtc said...

democratic-republican. Interesting. Speaker to Senator it is demotion or promotion?

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Good to know that.

Adam said...

The demrepublicans were a party before they spilt in two. One instantly were dems but the gop took awhile to form

Michael said...

Pretty cool, never knew that.

Teddi said...

i'm guessing he was considered a yankee? slave trade of any kind is no bueno.