Stephen Douglas Death Cause and Date

Stephen Douglas’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) April 23, 1813

Death Date June 3, 1861

Age of Death 48 years

Cause of Death Typhoid Fever

Profession Politician

The politician Stephen Douglas died at the age of 48. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Iconic Senator from Illinois who, in 1854, famously constructed the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which allowed settlers in Kansas and Nebraska to decide, via popular sovereignty, whether or not their state would allow slavery. He was the Democratic nominee for President in 1860.

He married his first wife Martha Martin in 1847 but she later died during the birth of their third child together.



There are only two sides to this question. Every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors.

Stephen Douglas Death Cause and Date

Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy. There is a far more important one to you, and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?

Stephen Douglas Death Cause and Date