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Henry T. Blow

Henry T. Blow
1817–1875
Minister

Henry Blow was the minister to Brazil during the first term of President Grant. His daughter, Susan Blow, founded the first public kindergarten in the United States at the Des Peres School in St. Louis in 1873. At that time, the public schools of the city were the model for the whole nation. He also financed the Dred Scott Suit and encouraged him to file the suit.