Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1812-1884

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Governor of and U.S. representative from New Jersey and philanthropist.

From the description of Papers, 1683-1912. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 78710033

Marcus L. Ward was elected governor in 1865 and served from January 16, 1866 to January 18, 1869. He became a director of the National State Bank in 1846 and continued throughout his life to be active in the business life of his native Newark. He joined the Republican Party in 1856 and four years later served as a delegate to the national convention which nominated Abraham Lincoln for the presidency. During the Civil War founded the Ward U.S. Military Hospital in Newark, a forerunner of the Soldier's Home, and was chairman of the Public Aid Committee of Newark. Ward's active interest in the welfare of Civil War veterans and their families continued during the years of Reconstruction. He was also chairman to the Republic National Committee in 1866 and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1873-1875.

From the description of Marcus L. Ward papers, 1683-[ca. 1900]. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 54092865

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. Papers, 1836-1937. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Newark Young Men's Society (N.J.). Newark Young Men's Society membership list, 1833-1839. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Boggs family. Papers, 1737-1942. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Peter D. Vroom papers, 1783-1891. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Morris, Joseph L. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Spring, Rebecca Buffum. Raritan Bay Union and Eagleswood Military Academy collection, 1836-1973. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Newark Young Men's Society (N.J.). Newark Young Men's Society record book, 1833-1838. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927,. Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Newark Library Association (N.J.). Records, 1789-1914. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. Papers, 1820-1893. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Congar, Horace N., 1817-1893. Papers, 1863-1905. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1812-1884. Marcus L. Ward papers, 1683-[ca. 1900]. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Boggs family. Boggs family papers, 1737-1950. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Tomkins, Ambrose. Papers, 1828-1898. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Young, Adolphus Pennington, 1844-1879. Papers, 1862-1877. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1812-1884. Papers, 1683-1912. New Jersey Historical Society Library
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correspondedWith Atkinson, Ada person
correspondedWith Ballantine, Peter H., 1832-1882 person
correspondedWith Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890 person
correspondedWith Blood, A. J. person
associatedWith Boggs family. family
associatedWith Boggs family. family
correspondedWith Boyden, Seth, 1788-1870 person
associatedWith Bradely, Joseph P., 1813-1892. person
correspondedWith Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892 person
correspondedWith Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889 person
correspondedWith Carman, Ezra Ayers, 1834-1909 person
correspondedWith Cattell, Alexander G. (Alexander Gilmore), 1816-1894 person
correspondedWith Chappel, Alonzo, 1828-1887 person
correspondedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873 person
correspondedWith Child, George W. person
correspondedWith Clancy, John J., of Newark, N.J. person
correspondedWith Cole, May C. person
correspondedWith Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885 person
correspondedWith Congar, H. N. (Horace Newton), 1817-1893 person
correspondedWith Congar, Horace N., 1817-1893. person
correspondedWith Congar, H. W. person
associatedWith Corey, Anna Elia Bruen. person
correspondedWith Dayton, William L. (William Lewis), 1801-1864 person
correspondedWith Dodd, Amzi, 1823-1913 person
correspondedWith Elmer, Charles E. person
associatedWith Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927, person
correspondedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893 person
correspondedWith Frelinghuysen, Frederick T. (Frederick Theodore), 1817-1885 person
correspondedWith Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909 person
correspondedWith Gillespie, Charles person
correspondedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Greely, Horace, 1811-1872. person
correspondedWith Halsey, George A. (George Armstrong), 1827-1894 person
correspondedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905 person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
correspondedWith Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903 person
correspondedWith Hillyer, William R. person
correspondedWith Hunt, Sanford B. (Sanford Bebee), 1824-1884 person
correspondedWith Keasbey, Anthony Q. (Anthony Quinton), 1824-1895 person
correspondedWith Littell, John C. person
associatedWith Longworth, N. (Nicholas), 1782-1863. person
correspondedWith Longworth, Thomas, d. 1830 person
correspondedWith Low, H. W. person
associatedWith Marcus L. Ward's Office for Soldier's Business (Newark, N.J.) corporateBody
correspondedWith McCosh, James, 1811-1894 person
associatedWith Montclair Railway Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, Joseph L. person
correspondedWith Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902 person
associatedWith National State Bank of Newark (N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Union Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newark Library Association (N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newark Young Men's Society (N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newark Young Men's Society (N.J.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Newell, William A. (William Augustus), 1817-1901 person
correspondedWith Olden, Charles S. (Charles Smith), 1799-1876 person
correspondedWith Oliver, Adaline person
correspondedWith Parker, Cortlandt, 1818-1907 person
correspondedWith Parker, Joel, 1816-1888 person
correspondedWith Paterson, William, 1817-1899 person
correspondedWith Pennington, William, 1796-1862 person
correspondedWith Pratt, Julius H. (Julius Howard), 1821-1909 person
associatedWith Republican National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican National Convention 1860 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Richardson, William A. (William Adams), 1821-1896 person
correspondedWith Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897 person
correspondedWith Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1915 person
correspondedWith Sherman, John, 1823-1900 person
correspondedWith Sherman, W. C. H. person
correspondedWith Spalding, Henry Curtis person
correspondedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869 person
correspondedWith Starr, John F. (John Farson), 1818-1868 person
correspondedWith Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868 person
correspondedWith Stockton, John P. (John Potter), 1826-1900 person
correspondedWith Stockton, Robert Field, 1795-1866 person
correspondedWith Stryker, William S. (William Scudder), 1838-1900 person
correspondedWith Tomkins, Ambrose. person
correspondedWith Tuttle, Samuel person
correspondedWith Underwood, John C. (John Curtiss), 1809-1873 person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
correspondedWith Vanderpool, Eugene, 1844-1903 person
correspondedWith Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873. person
associatedWith Ward family. family
correspondedWith Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1847-1920 person
associatedWith Ward U.S. Military Hospital (Newark, N.J.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878 person
correspondedWith Whitehead, William A. (William Adee), 1810-1884 person
correspondedWith Wilde, Edward S. (Edward Seymour), d. 1916 person
correspondedWith Young, Adolphus Pennington, 1844-1879. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey
New Jersey
United States
United States
Subject
Charities
Banks and banking
Railroads
Veterans' hospitals
Horticulture
Art pattonage
Veterans--Medical care
Occupation
Legislators--United States
Governors--New Jersey
Philanthropists--New Jersey
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Birth 1812-11-09

Death 1884-04-25

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