Sumner

[suhm-ner]
noun
1.
Charles, 1811–74, U.S. statesman.
2.
James Batcheller [bach-uh-ler] , 1887–1955, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize 1946.
3.
William Graham, 1840–1910, U.S. sociologist and economist.
4.
a male given name.
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Sumner Sum·ner (sŭm'nər), James Batcheller. 1887-1955.

American biochemist. He shared a 1946 Nobel Prize for his pioneering work on crystallizing enzymes.

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Sumner was a leading proponent of abolishing slavery to weaken the confederacy.
During the war sumner boldly advocated the policy of immediate emancipation.
Sumner was unusually farsighted in his advocacy of voting and civil rights for blacks.
The bill ultimately failed, but sumner still spoke of it on his deathbed.
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