Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861

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Dates:
Birth 1780-08-20
Death 1861-10-20

Biographical notes:

Woodbridge was born in Conn. on Aug. 20, 1780. He served in several high Ohio political positions before moving to Michigan. Woodbridge served as Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of Michigan, 1812-1828; Collector of Customs at Detroit, 1814- ; Michigan Territory's first delegate in Congress, 1819-1820; Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court, 1828-1832; Delegate from the 1st District (Detroit) to the Constitutional Convention of 1835; Senator from the 1st District, 1838-1839; Governor of Michigan, 1840-1841; and U.S. Senator, 1841-1947. He died on Oct. 20, 1861. (Information from Michigan Biographies, v. 2 pp. 469-470.).

From the description of Collection, 1827,1857. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 42693669

Gov. of Michigan.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Mr. Whann?, 1820 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583903

Attorney from Marietta, Ohio who came to Detroit in 1814 as Collector of Customs. Held various positions in the Michigan Territorial government and was governor of Michigan, 1840-1841, and U.S. Senator, 1841-1847.

From the description of William Woodbridge papers, 1763-1919. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55628551

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  • Slavery

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  • United States (as recorded)
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  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)