An abolitionist and one-time governor of Massachusetts, George S. Boutwell left the Democratic Party and helped found the Republican Party because of his opposition to slavery. He later served as a U.S. representative from Massachusetts during the Reconstruction era.


  • Title: George S. Boutwell
  • Creator: Mathew B. Brady Studio
  • Date Created: ca. 1870-1880
  • Original Source: Library of Congress
  • Rights: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Brady-Handy photograph collection

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