Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861

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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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creatorOf Shearman, Francis Willett, 1817-1874. Francis Willett Shearman papers, 1839-1878. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Detroit (Mich.). Council House. Election record, 1819. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Michigan Central Railroad Company. Michigan Central Railroad Company records, 1837-1921. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Winder, John, b. 1804. John Winder papers, 1825-1834. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861. William Woodbridge papers, 1763-1919. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Maynard, William Sumner, 1802-1866. William S. Maynard papers, 1836-1857 and 1932. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Clark, Andrew, fl. 1819. Deed, 1819. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861. Collection, 1827,1857. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Michigan Central Railroad Company records, 1837-1921 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Woodridge family. Backus-Woodbridge family papers [microform], 1773-1936 (bulk 1773-1865). Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866. Civil and military commissions, Michigan, 1818-1821. State Archive of Michigan
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creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Daniel Webster correspondence, 1824-1852 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Barbeau, Peter. Papers [microform], 1789-1909. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Charles I. Walker Collection, 1817-1887, 1817-1825 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. James Duane Doty papers, 1779-1879. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861. Letter, 1848 November 27, Springwells [Mich.], to Daniel Webster [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. John C. Calhoun correspondence, 1818-1820 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Sloane, John, 1799-1856. Papers 1809-1877. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Abbott family. Abbott family papers, 1780-1877. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Lucy E. Chapin papers, 1834-1910 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Taylor, Frank. Letters, 1843 January 31, Washington, D.C., to William Woodbridge. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Waller family. Waller Family 1848 July 11 Letters. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861. Letter, 1823 Jun. 14, Detroit, to the Trustees of the University of Michigan, Detroit. University of Michigan
referencedIn John W. Taylor Papers, 1798-1852 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Douglass Houghton Papers, 1829-1845 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn Fort Wayne, Indiana records, 1794-1825 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Charles Lanman papers, 1839-1869. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Cooper, David M. (David Mack), 1827-1908. David Mack Cooper papers, [ca. 1812]-[ca. 1908]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Walker, Charles I. (Charles Irish), 1814-1895,. Charles Irish Walker papers, 1817-1887 (scattered dates). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Mackinac Island (Mich.). Township record book, 1817,1873. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Chapin, Lucy E., 1834-1910. Lucy E. Chapin papers, 1834-1910. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Houghton, Douglass, 1809-1845. Douglass Houghton papers, 1829-1845. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Bagg, John Sherman, 1807-1876. Papers of John Sherman Bagg, 1835-1876. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Alpheus Felch Papers, 1817-1896 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Mr. Whann?, 1820 Apr. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Navarre, Francis, 1763 Oct. 12-1826 Sept. 1. Papers, 1792-1899. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Port of Detroit Records, 1790,1827. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Woodbridge family. Woodbridge family papers, 1824-1883. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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creatorOf Williams, Alpheus Starkey, 1810-1878. Alpheus S. Williams papers, 1828-1920 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Ironside, George, 1806-1860. George Ironside papers, 1774-1848 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Madison, James, 1751-1836. James Madison correspondence, 1805-1844. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Farmer, Silas, 1839-1902. Silas Farmer papers, 1830-1902. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Papers of Charles Lanman, 1789-1895. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Shearman, Francis Willett, 1817-1874. Francis Willett Shearman papers, 1839-1878. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Allen family. Allen family papers, 1824-1867. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Peter Barbeau papers, 1789-1909 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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Birth 1780-08-20

Death 1861-10-20

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