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Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Born: Aug 1, 1815

Death: Jan 6, 1882

Birthplace: Cambridge

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1815
Date of Death : Jan 6, 1882
Birth Place : Cambridge

Richard Henry Dana Jr. was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts, a descendant of an eminent colonial family, who gained renown as the author of the American classic, the memoir Two Years Before the Mast. Both as a writer and as a lawyer, he was a champion of the downtrodden, from seamen to fugitive slaves and freedmen.


  • Lawyer
  • Sailor

Also known as

  • Richard Dana
  • Jr. Dana Richard Henry


  • Richard Henry Dana, Sr.


  • Richard Henry Dana III
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