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Stephen Arnold Douglas
Stephen A. Douglas, the "Little Giant," became a leader in the House of Representatives when he was only 30

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Stephen A. Douglas Was Born
April 23, 1813

People called him the "Little Giant." Though short in stature, Stephen A. Douglas was very influential in Congress, thus earning his nickname. Born in Brandon, Vermont, on April 23, 1813, Douglas was a U.S. representative, senator, and presidential candidate.

Douglas settled in Illinois at the age of 20. There he quickly established himself as a leader in the Democratic Party, first in the House of Representatives and then the U.S. Senate. Before his death in 1861, what did the "Little Giant" accomplish in government?

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