The Road to Civil War

Edward Wade

(November 22, 1802 — August 13, 1866) Edward Wade, (brother of Benjamin Franklin Wade), a Representative from Ohio; born in West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 22, 1802; received a limited schooling; moved to Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1821; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio; justice of the peace of Ashtabula County in 1831; moved to Unionville in 1832; prosecuting attorney of Ashtabula County 1833; moved to Cleveland in 1837; elected as a Free-Soil candidate to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; died in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 13, 1866; interment in Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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