Ferry, Thomas W. (Thomas White), 1827-1896

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United States Senator and Representative from Michigan.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to President Grant, 1873 Mar. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531104

Member of Congress (1865-1867 and 1869-1871) and the United Stated Senate (1871-1883) from western Michigan.

From the description of Thomas White Ferry papers, 1866, 1881, and 1891. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 300035211

Born in the old mission house of the Astor Fur Co. on Mackinac Island, June 10, 1827. Moved with his parents to Grand Haven, Michigan and attended the public schools there and engaged in mercantile pursuits. Member of the State House of Representatives, 1850-1852 and State Senate in 1856. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1865-1871. Member of the U.S. Senate, 1871-1883. Died in Grand Haven, Michigan, October 13, 1896. (from Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1927) (blue index cards)

From the description of Thomas W. Ferry correspondence, 1873 September 12 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430035687

Ferry served as a Representative from Kent and Ottawa counties, 1851; U.S. senator from Mich., 1887-1888; member of Congress, 1865-1867 and 1869-1871; and U.S. Senator, 1871-1883. He was born at Mackinaw (Mich.) on June 1, 1826 and educated in public schools. He also served as vice-president of the Chicago National Convention (1860); on the Board of managers of Gettysburg National Cemetery (1864 and 1867); and as a Chair of a sub-committee on the N.Y. Postoffice building. He became president pro tem of the Senate in 1875, and acting vice-president on the death of Vice-president Wilson, serving until 1877. Ferry died at Grand Haven (Mich.) in Oct. 1896. (Information from Michigan Biographies, v. 1, pp. 289-290.).

From the description of Correspondence, 1875. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 44036651

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creatorOf Longyear, J. W. (John Wesley), 1820-1875. John Wesley Longyear papers, 1846-1875. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Rice Aner Beal papers, 1843-1883 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Longyear, J. W. (John Wesley), 1820-1875. John Wesley Longyear papers, 1846-1875. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Shaw Family (Adrian, Mich.) papers, 1840-1938, 1860-1890 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn John Wesley Longyear Papers, 1837-1875 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Ferry, Thomas W. (Thomas White), 1827-1896. Thomas White Ferry papers, 1866, 1881, and 1891. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Montague Ferry family papers [microfilm], 1823-1904 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Sligh Family Papers, 1842-1967 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Ferry, Thomas White, 1827-1896. Correspondence, 1875. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 26: U. S. Coast Guard.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
creatorOf Kidd, James Harvey, 1840-1913. James H. Kidd papers, 1861-1910. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Shaw family. Shaw family papers, 1840-1938, bulk 1860-1890. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Maynard, Fred Augustus, 1852-1950. Fred A. Maynard scrapbook, 1894-1900. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Ferry Family Papers (William Montague Ferry family), 1823-1904 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 60: Meteorological Project, 1849 1875.
referencedIn Sligh Family Papers, 1842-1967 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Charles Lanman papers, 1839-1869. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Ferry, Thomas W. (Thomas White), 1827-1896. Thomas W. Ferry correspondence, 1873 September 12 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Ferry, Thomas White, 1827-1896. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to President Grant, 1873 Mar. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Spaulding, Mr. (Oliver Lyman), 1833-1922. Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Ferry family. Ferry family (William Montague Ferry) papers, 1822-1905. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Beal, Rice Aner, 1823-1883. Rice Aner Beal papers, 1843-1883. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
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Birth 1827-06-10

Death 1896-10-13

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