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Twelve counties in the U.S. are named after which politician and lawyer known as the "Little Giant?"

Question #148251. Asked by serpa.
Last updated Jan 17 2021.
Originally posted Jan 17 2021 12:27 AM.

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They are named after Stephen A. Douglas, who was a senator from Illinois and one of two Democratic candidates for the presidency of the USA against Abraham Lincoln in 1860.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_County

The two had previously contested the 1858 race to represent Illinois in the US Senate, a contest that featured a famous series of debates, and which was won by Douglas.
Douglas was nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short in physical stature but a forceful and dominant figure in politics.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_A._Douglas

Jan 17 2021, 2:48 AM
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