Henry Waggaman Edwards (1779 - 1847)

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Birthplace: East Windsor, Hartford, CT
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, CT
Occupation: Gov. of Connecticut, 1833-34 & 1835-38; US Senator from CT, 1823-27; US Congressman, 1819-23
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About Henry Waggaman Edwards

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_W._Edwards

Waggaman Edwards (October 1779 – July 22, 1847) was the 27th and 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut.


He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Pierpont Edwards. He became a lawyer active in Democratic politics, and was the United States Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1819–23, a United States Senator from Connecticut, 1823–27, a member of Connecticut state senate at-large, 1828–29, the Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1830, and Governor of Connecticut, 1833–34 and 1835-38. He died in New Haven, Connecticut, and was interred at Grove Street Cemetery.

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Henry Waggaman [his middle name is also spelled Waggerman in this Wikipedia article] Edwards

45th Governor of Connecticut

In office

1833–1834

Lieutenant Ebenezer Stoddard

Preceded by John S. Peters

Succeeded by Samuel A. Foote

In office

1835–1838

Lieutenant Ebenezer Stoddard

Preceded by Samuel A. Foote

Succeeded by William W. Ellsworth

United States Senator

from Connecticut

In office

October 8, 1823 – March 3, 1827

Preceded by Elijah Boardman

Succeeded by Samuel A. Foote

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

from Connecticut's At-large district

In office

March 4, 1819 – October 8, 1823

Preceded by Sylvester Gilbert

Succeeded by Noyes Barber

Born October 1779

New Haven, Connecticut

Died July 22, 1847 (aged 67)

New Haven, Connecticut

Political party Democratic

Henry Waggaman Edwards (October 1779 – July 22, 1847) was the 27th and 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut.

He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Pierpont Edwards. He became a lawyer active in Democratic politics, and was the United States Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1819–23, a United States Senator from Connecticut, 1823–27, a member of Connecticut state senate at-large, 1828–29, the Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1830, and Governor of Connecticut, 1833–34 and 1835-38. He died in New Haven, Connecticut, and was interred at Grove Street Cemetery.

External links

   * Henry W. Edwards at Find a Grave
   * Henry W. Edwards at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

United States House of Representatives

Preceded by

Sylvester Gilbert U.S. Representative from Connecticut

(at large)

March 4, 1819 – October 8, 1823 Succeeded by

Noyes Barber

United States Senate

Preceded by

Elijah Boardman U.S. Senator from Connecticut

(class 1)

October 8, 1823 – March 3, 1827 Succeeded by

Samuel A. Foote

Political offices

Preceded by

John S. Peters Governor of Connecticut

1833 – 1834 Succeeded by

Samuel A. Foote

Preceded by

Samuel A. Foote Governor of Connecticut

1835 – 1838 Succeeded by

William W. Ellsworth

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United States Senators from Connecticut

Class 1

Ellsworth · Hillhouse · Dana · Boardman · Edwards · Foot · N. Smith · Niles · Betts · Huntington · R.S. Baldwin · Toucey · Dixon · Buckingham · Eaton · Hawley · Bulkeley · McLean · Walcott · Maloney · Hart · R.E. Baldwin · Benton · Purtell · T. Dodd · Weicker · Lieberman

United States Senate

Class 3

Johnson · Sherman · Mitchell · Trumbull · Tracy · Goodrich · Daggett · Lanman · Willey · Tomlinson · P. Smith · Niles · T. Smith · Gillette · Foster · Ferry · English · Barnum · Platt · Brandegee · Bingham · Lonergan · Danaher · McMahon · Purtell · Bush · Ribicoff · C. Dodd

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Governors of Connecticut

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Trumbull, Sr. · M. Griswold · Huntington · Wolcott, Sr. · Trumbull, Jr. · Treadwall · R. Griswold · Smith · Wolcott, Jr. · Tomlinson · Peters · Edwards · Foot · Edwards · Ellsworth · Cleveland · R. S. Baldwin · Toucey · Bissell · J. Trumbull · Seymour · Pond · Dutton · Minor · Holley · Buckingham · Hawley · English · Jewell · English · Jewell · Ingersoll · Hubbard · Andrews · Bigelow · Waller · Harrison · P. Lounsbury · Bulkeley · Morris · Coffin · Cooke · G. Lounsbury · McLean · Chamberlain · Roberts · Woodruff · Lilley · Weeks · S. Baldwin · Holcomb · Lake · Templeton · Bingham · J. H. Trumbull · Cross · R. E. Baldwin · Hurley · R. E. Baldwin · Snow · McConaughy · Shannon · Bowles · Lodge · Ribicoff · Dempsey · Meskill · Grasso · O'Neill · Weicker · Rowland · Rell

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Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_W._Edwards"

Categories: 1779 births | 1847 deaths | Governors of Connecticut | Members of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut | United States Senators from Connecticut | Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives | Connecticut State Senators | Burials at Grove Street Cemetery | Connecticut politician stubs

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Henry W. Edwards, Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1779
October, 1779
East Windsor, Hartford, CT
1801
October 4, 1801
Age 22
1805
October 3, 1805
Age 26
1808
April 20, 1808
Age 28
1810
August 17, 1810
Age 30
1812
October 2, 1812
Age 33
1847
July 22, 1847
Age 67
New Haven, New Haven, CT
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- 1797
Princeton
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New Haven, CT, USA