Arthur St. Clair the Viking Descendant and Abolitionist Who Became President of America

Arthur St. Clair the Viking Descendant and Abolitionist Who Became President of America

The man who instigated the abolition of slavery in North America was born on March 23, 1734, in Thurso, a small fishing village on the north-east coast of Scotland. Arthur St. Clair would live a life of adventure which on February 2, 1787, culminated in his election as President of the United States. However, not only was the military and presidential legacy of this historical hero washed out with 18th century ‘Fake News’, but so too was his ancestral lineage of powerful Vikings and Norman warlords.

Portrait of Arthur St. Clair (1737-1818) by Charles Willson Peale (1782). Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia. (Public Domain).

Portrait of Arthur St. Clair (1737-1818) by Charles Willson Peale (1782). Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia. (Public Domain).

Arthur St. Clair’s life and key achievements were perfectly laid out in the recently deceased author R.W. Dick Phillips’ 2014 book Arthur St. Clair: The Invisible Patriot which details the meteoric rise of this Scottish born revolutionary thinker, who would challenge the dogmatic American institution to bring about the abolition of slavery.


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