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Man Who Stepped Aside, The

Man Who Stepped Aside, The

Broadcast: 24th March 1947
Added: Feb 21 2010

In 1860 in Auburn New York an expectant crowd milled around the home of William Henry Seward who expected to be elected as president of the United States. However he was stepped aside for the lesser-known Abraham Lincoln and subsequently asked by Lincoln to be his Secretary of State. Seward decided he would be Secretary of State but not for Mr Lincoln but for his country.

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