Lander, Edward, 1816-1907

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Edward Lander (1816-1907) was born in Salem, Mass. and died in Washington, D. C. He graduated from Harvard in 1835 and then studied law. In 1841 he moved to Indiana where he was a prosecuting attorney for eight counties. At the outbreak of the Mexican War he enlisted and raised a company of light infantry which later served with Gen. Taylor's Army. He was honorably discharged in 1848. In 1850 he was appointed to the Indiana Court of Common Appeals. In 1853 he was appointed by President Franklin Pierce to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Washington Territory. In 1857, he declined reappointment and became counsel for the Hudson Bay Company in a case heard before the International Commission at Washington in 1865-70. Henceforth he practiced law in the nation's capitol.

Frederick Lander (1822-1862) was born in Salem and died as a result of wounds received fighting in the Civil War. In 1854 Frederick became Chief Civil Engineer for Gov. Stevens, and explored the headwaters of the Mississippi to Puget Sound to find a pass for the Pacific Railroad.

From the guide to the Lander Family Papers, 1848-1863, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive), 1820-1888 (bulk) Houghton Library
referencedIn McDonnell, Anna Lander West, 1876-1966. Anna Lander West McDonnell papers, 1849-1964. University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
referencedIn Miller, William Winlock, 1822-1876. Accounts, 1845-1874. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lander family. Lander family papers, 1848-1863. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Lander Family Papers, 1848-1863 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Lander family. family
associatedWith Lander Family family
associatedWith Lander, Frederick West, 1822-1862 person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith McDonnell, Anna Lander West, 1876-1966. person
associatedWith Miller, William Winlock, 1822-1876. person
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Birth 1816

Death 1907



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