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Conway, Moncure Daniel

Moncure Daniel Conway, circa 1867, detail

Moncure Conway was a unique figure in the House Divided era—a southern abolitionist. Born in Virginia, educated at Dickinson, Conway began a career as a Methodist minister before experiencing a crisis of conscience that led him to New England, the Unitarian Church and a prominent role as an anti-slavery activist.

Life span: 
03/17/1832 to 11/15/1907
Dickinson Connection: 
Class of 1849, Trustee


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