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Daniel Webster: Famous Last Words

Posted in Famous Last Words on Wednesday, 30 March 2011

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Daniel Webster was a leading American statesman and senator  who rose to prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. A leading lawyer, he also served as the Senator for Massachusetts and was appointed Secretary of State twice between 1841-43 and 1850-52. He tried and failed three times to become President.

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US Senator and Secretary of State Daniel Webster

Webster died at his home in Massachusetts in 1852 after falling from his horse. The blow to his head caused a cerebral hemorrhage. Knowing he was dying he dictated his own epitaph for his tombstone:

“Lord, I believe; help Thou my unbelief”

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