The Road to Civil War

Henry Waldron

(October 11, 1819 — September 13, 1880) Waldron was a civil engineer, businessman, and politician. Henry Waldron was born in Albany, New York and moved to Michigan in 1837. He graduated from Rutgers College and worked as a civil engineer in railroad work. Waldron served as a member of the State Legislature (1843) and continued his career in railroad work by directing the Michigan Southern Railroad form 1846 to 1849. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1861. He was again elected to the Forty-Second, Forty-Third, and Forty-Fourth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1877. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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