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Born into a Quaker family on May 7, 1799, in Elizabethtown, PA, Edwin Pitt Atlee moved to Philadelphia with his family at the age of eight. As a child he was tutored by Benjamin Tucker, an active member of the anti-slavery society. Atlee went on to study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery society in 1821. Atlee was also a Pennsylvania delegate to the American Convention for the Abolition of Slavery. He served as president for schools under the direction of the society for several years. Edwin Atlee died on December 25, 1836.