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Calvin Fairbank

Born: Nov 3, 1816

Death: Oct 12, 1898

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Calvin Fairbank

Date of Birth : Nov 3, 1816
Date of Death : Oct 12, 1898
Birth Place : United States of America

Calvin Fairbank was an American abolitionist and Methodist minister from New York state who was twice convicted in Kentucky of aiding the escape of slaves, and served a total of 19 years in prison. Fairbank is believed to have aided the escape of 47 slaves. Pardoned in 1849 after four years of his first sentence, Fairbank returned to his Underground Railroad work. He was arrested in 1851 with the aid of the governor of Indiana, who was enforcing the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. Fairbank was convicted again in Kentucky and served the full sentence of 15 years.


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