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Edward Wade

Birthdate:
Birthplace: West Street, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: August 13, 1866 (63)
East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Wade and Mary Wade (Upham)
Husband of Mary P. Wade
Brother of Benjamin F. Wade, US Senate; Charles Wade and Dr. James Wade

Occupation: U.S. Representative
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About Edward Wade

US Congressman. He was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and received limited schooling. He eventually moved to Andover, Ohio, in 1821, to study law. He was admitted to the bar in 1827. He commenced practice in Jefferson, Ohio, that same year and was named Justice of the Peace of Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1831. A year later he moved to Unionville, Ohio, where he continued his practice of law. The following year he was named the Prosecuting Attorney of Ashtabula, Ohio. He relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1837. He then decided to enter politics and run for a seat in the United States Congress. He won the election and was appointed to the post shortly thereafter as a Free-Soil Candidate to represent the Thirty-Third Congress. He then was reelected as Republican Candidate and served Ohio's 19th District (34th, 35th, and 36th Congresses) in the United States House of Representatives from 1853 to 1861. While in the United States Congress, he was one of the six signatories of the "Appeal of the Independent Democrats", which was drafted to oppose the Kansas-Nebraska Act in January of 1854. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1860. After his time in politics, he again resumed his practice of law until his death. He passed away in East Cleveland, Ohio, following a long illness at the age of 63. He was the brother of the United States Senator Benjamin Franklin Wade.

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Edward Wade's Timeline

1802
November 22, 1802
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1866
August 13, 1866
Age 63
East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
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Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States