"Thomas Starr King" was an United States/American Unitarianism/Unitarian minister, influential in California politics during the American Civil War, and Freemason. Starr King spoke zealously in favor of the Union (American Civil War)/Union and was credited by Abraham Lincoln with preventing California from becoming a separate republic. He is sometimes referred to as "the orator who saved the nation."If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous clergy! More Thomas Starr King on Wikipedia.