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Ashmun, Jehudi, an American philanthropist, born in 1794. He was educated for the ministry, but taking an interest in the suppression of slavery, became secretary to the African Colonisation Society. In 1822 he went to Africa to establish the settlement of Liberia. He performed his task at the cost of his life, for he returned in 1828 to die in his native land. He received a public funeral.