Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878

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Dates:
Birth 1800-10-27
Death 1878-03-02
English

Biographical notes:

American senator from Ohio (1851-1869).

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Jefferson, Ohio, 1861 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639962470

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to an unidentified recipient 1865 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639931419

Lawyer, U.S. senator from Ohio, and Republican Party leader.

From the description of B.F. Wade papers, 1832-1886 (bulk 1852-1869). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063856

Benjamin F. [B. F.] Wade (1800-1878), was an abolitionist and Whig/Republican Senator from Ohio, 1851-1869. Wade was co-author of the Wade-Davis bill on reconstruction, which was pocket vetoed by President Lincoln, and the subsequent Wade-Davis Manifesto. He often was at odds with Lincoln, who he held responsible for the slow progress of the Union in the Civil War. Wade served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (1865-1869) and was unsuccessful Republican candidate for the vice presidential nomination in 1868. After he also lost a bid for re-election to the Senate in 1868, he returned to practicing law and became the attorney for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

From the description of Benjamin F. Wade Correspondence, 1861, 1863, 1867. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 76706757

Benjamin F. Wade was a lawyer, U.S. Senator, and Republican Party leader from Ohio. He was associated with the radical wing of the party.

From the description of Benjamin Franklin Wade Papers, 1832-1881 1852-1869. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387715

Biographical Note

  • 1800. Oct. 27: Born, Feeding Hills, Mass.
  • 1821: Moved to Andover, Ohio
  • 1827: Admitted to Ohio bar
  • 1827 - 1837 : Practicing lawyer, Jefferson, Ohio
  • 1835 - 1837 : Prosecuting attorney, Ashtabula County, Ohio
  • 1837: Elected to Ohio state senate
  • 1841: Married Caroline M. Rosekrans
  • 1847: Appointed judge, Third Judicial Circuit
  • 1851 - 1869 : United States senator
  • 1852: Supported repeal of Fugitive Slave Law
  • 1859: Supported homestead legislation
  • 1860: Voted against Crittenden Compromise
  • 1861 - 1865 : Chairman, Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
  • 1864: Introduced Wade-Davis bill vetoed by Abraham Lincoln Issued Wade-Davis Manifesto criticizing Lincoln
  • 1865: Introduced bill for enfranchisement of Negroes in the District of Columbia
  • 1867: Elected president pro tempore of Senate
  • 1868: Failed of re-election to Senate
  • 1869: Resumed law practice; general counsel Northern Pacific Railroad Member, Board of Directors, Union Pacific Railroad
  • 1871: Member, Santo Domingo Commission
  • 1878, Mar. 2: Died, Jefferson, Ohio

From the guide to the B. F. Wade Papers, 1832-1886, (bulk 1852-1869), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Elections--1860-1868
  • Secession
  • Secession--Southern States
  • Elections--1868-
  • Secession--1860-1861
  • Elections--United States--1864
  • Slaves--Emancipation
  • Elections--United States--1868
  • Practice of law
  • Elections--1860
  • Practice of law--Ohio
  • Slaves--Emancipation--United States
  • Elections--United States--1860
  • Elections--1864
  • African Americans--Suffrage
  • Smallpox
  • Legislators--Correspondence
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Reconstruction--1865-1877
  • Impeachments
  • Politics--Politics and government--1852-1869

Occupations:

  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio
  • Politicians
  • Lawyers

Places:

  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • Mississippi (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Alabama (as recorded)