Douglas Stephen Arnold
Douglas, Stephen Arnold Known as "the Little Giant." 1813-1861.
American politician who served as US representative (1843-1847) and senator (1847-1861) from Illinois. He proposed legislation that allowed individual territories to determine whether they would allow slavery (1854) and in the senatorial campaign of 1858 engaged Abraham Lincoln in a famous series of debates.
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