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

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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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creatorOf Wade, Benjamin F., 1800-1878. Papers, 1856 Mar. 24. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Hill, George D., 1820-1881. George D. Hill papers, 1843-1866 and 1870-1876. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878. B.F. Wade papers, 1832-1886 (bulk 1852-1869). Library of Congress
referencedIn Smith, Richard, b. 1823. Letter : Cincinnati, Ohio, to Joseph H. Barrett, [Washington, D.C.], 1862 Feb. 9. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous documents relating to Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1838-1948. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brisbin, James S. (James Sanks), 1837-1892. Letters to Jane, his wife. 1863-1865. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Ransom, Caroline L., 1826-1910. Painting [realia] : Benjamin F. Wade. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Parsons, Enoch, 1769-1846. Parsons family papers, 1769-1878. Library of Congress
creatorOf De Gurowski, Adam G., count, 1805-1866. Letter, [1865?] July 4 : to B[enjamin] Wade. Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library
creatorOf Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878. Autograph letter signed : Jefferson, Ohio, 1861 Apr. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878. Papers, 1862 Mar. 15. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Blakeslee, Joel, 1787-1863. Papers, ca. 1820-1860. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Harrison, W. H. (William Henry), 1795?-1878. Letter to Dr. Arthur Lee Brent [manuscript], 1866 February 21. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878. Papers, 1863 Mar. 10. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Letter : New York, to L.U. Reavis, St. Louis, 1868 Feb. 3. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878. Benjamin F. Wade Correspondence, 1861, 1863, 1867. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Chandler, Zachariah, 1813-1879. Zachariah Chandler papers, 1854-1899 (bulk 1854-1879). Library of Congress
creatorOf Swift, Henry A., 1823-1869. Henry A. Swift papers, 1855-1868. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Horace Greeley papers, 1812-1928 (bulk 1860-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864. Joshua R. Giddings and George Washington Julian papers, 1839-1899. Library of Congress
creatorOf Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to an unidentified recipient 1865 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Collection, 1824-1881. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Wade family. Papers, 1862-1891. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Stanton, William. Correspondence of William Stanton, 1815-1907 (bulk 1841-1871). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Horace Greeley Papers, 1812-1928, (bulk 1860-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Letters. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf B. F. Wade Papers, 1832-1886, (bulk 1852-1869) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Fitch, Orramel H., 1803-1882. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878. Benjamin Franklin Wade Papers, 1832-1881 1852-1869. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Zachariah Chandler Papers, 1854-1899, (bulk 1854-1879) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the U.S. House of Representatives. 1789 - 2015. Bills and Resolutions Originating in the House. 1789 - 1974. Wade-Davis Bill as Amended
referencedIn Smith, Richard, b. 1823. Letter : Cincinnati, Ohio, to Joseph H. Barrett, [Washington, D.C.], 1862 Mar. 21. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Sutliff, Milton, 1838-1867. Letters, 1838-1867. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Judd, Norman B. (Norman Buel), 1815-1878. Correspondence, 1860 July 14-1860 Oct. 2. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Wade, Benjamin F. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Lewis, Samuel, 1799-1854. Letter 1851 Apr. 21. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Disosway family letters, 1861-1864 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878. Papers 1852-1867. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873. Autograph letter signed : Brooklyn, to Horace Greeley, 1867 Nov. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Joshua R. Giddings and George Washington Julian Papers, 1839-1899 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Smith, Richard, b. 1823. Letter : Cincinnati, Ohio, to Joseph H. Barrett, [Washington, D.C.], 1862 Feb. 9. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Leonard, Levi O., 1854-1942. Papers of Levi O. Leonard 1839-1941 (Part 2). University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Smith, Richard, b. 1823. Letter : Cincinnati, Ohio, to Joseph H. Barrett, [Washington, D.C.], 1862 Mar. 21. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Parsons Family Papers, 1769-1878 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Barney, Charles E., fl, 1865-1875,. Papers of the Barney, Cooke, McClew and Neilson families, 1820-1905. University of Virginia. Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio
Confederate States of America
Southern States
Ohio
Tennessee
Mississippi
Ohio
United States
United States
United States
Ohio
Ohio
Alabama
Subject
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
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio
Politicians
Lawyers
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Birth 1800-10-27

Death 1878-03-02

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