Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861

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


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