Frederick Enoch Woodbridge (1818 - 1888)

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Birthplace: Vergennes, Vermont
Death: Died in Vergennes, Vermont
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About Frederick Enoch Woodbridge

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Frederick Enoch Woodbridge (August 29, 1818 – April 25, 1888) was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Vermont. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Woodbridge was born in Vergennes, Vermont, son of Enoch D. Woodbridge and Clara (Strong) Woodbridge.[1] He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1840. He studied law with his father and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He began the practice of law in Vergennes.[2]

He served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1849, 1857 and 1858. Woodbridge was the mayor of Vergennes for five years, and was the Vermont Auditor of Accounts from 1850 until 1852.[3] He was a prosecuting attorney from 1854 to 1858.[4] He engaged in the construction of railroads and was vice-president of the Rutland and Washington Railroad.[5] Woodbridge served in the Vermont Senate in 1860 and 1861,[6] serving as president pro tempore in the latter year.[7]

Woodbridge was elected a Republican candidate to the United States House of Representatives in 1862, serving from 1863 to 1869.[8][9] He was a major proponent of the Expatriation Act of 1868.[10]

After leaving Congress, he resumed practicing law until his death in Vergennes, Vermont on April 25, 1888. He is interred in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.[11] Personal life

Woodbridge was married to Mary Parkhurst Woodbridge.[12] Their son Enoch Day Woodbridge was a surgeon at Bellevue Hospital

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Frederick E. Woodbridge, US Congress's Timeline

1818
August 29, 1818
Vergennes, Vermont
1846
1846
Age 27
1847
July 29, 1847
Age 28
1850
October 1850
Age 32
1853
June 23, 1853
Age 34
1857
July 26, 1857
Age 38
1888
1888
Age 69
Vergennes, Vermont