Wade, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1800-1878Alternative names
American senator from Ohio (1851-1869).
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Jefferson, Ohio, 1861 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639962470
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to an unidentified recipient 1865 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639931419
Lawyer, U.S. senator from Ohio, and Republican Party leader.
From the description of B.F. Wade papers, 1832-1886 (bulk 1852-1869). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063856
Benjamin F. [B. F.] Wade (1800-1878), was an abolitionist and Whig/Republican Senator from Ohio, 1851-1869. Wade was co-author of the Wade-Davis bill on reconstruction, which was pocket vetoed by President Lincoln, and the subsequent Wade-Davis Manifesto. He often was at odds with Lincoln, who he held responsible for the slow progress of the Union in the Civil War. Wade served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (1865-1869) and was unsuccessful Republican candidate for the vice presidential nomination in 1868. After he also lost a bid for re-election to the Senate in 1868, he returned to practicing law and became the attorney for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
From the description of Benjamin F. Wade Correspondence, 1861, 1863, 1867. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 76706757
Benjamin F. Wade was a lawyer, U.S. Senator, and Republican Party leader from Ohio. He was associated with the radical wing of the party.
From the description of Benjamin Franklin Wade Papers, 1832-1881 1852-1869. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387715
1800. Oct. 27:
Born, Feeding Hills, Mass.
Moved to Andover, Ohio
Admitted to Ohio bar
1827- 1837: Practicing lawyer, Jefferson, Ohio
1835- 1837: Prosecuting attorney, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Elected to Ohio state senate
Married Caroline M. Rosekrans
Appointed judge, Third Judicial Circuit
1851- 1869: United States senator
Supported repeal of Fugitive Slave Law
Supported homestead legislation
Voted against Crittenden Compromise
1861- 1865: Chairman, Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
Introduced Wade-Davis bill vetoed by Abraham Lincoln Issued Wade-Davis Manifesto criticizing Lincoln
Introduced bill for enfranchisement of Negroes in the District of Columbia
Elected president pro tempore of Senate
Failed of re-election to Senate
Resumed law practice; general counsel Northern Pacific Railroad Member, Board of Directors, Union Pacific Railroad
Member, Santo Domingo Commission
1878, Mar. 2:
Died, Jefferson, Ohio
From the guide to the B. F. Wade Papers, 1832-1886, (bulk 1852-1869), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Confederate States of America|
|Practice of law|
|Practice of law--Ohio|
|Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)|
|Politics--Politics and government--1852-1869|
|Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio|