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Edwin Uriah Judd

Birthdate: (95)
Birthplace: Lenox, MA, USA
Death: June 27, 1922 (95)
Anacortes, WA, USA
Place of Burial: Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Judd and Amanda Judd
Husband of Rosina Louisa Judd
Father of Sarah Elizabeth Judd; Charles Leroy Judd and Edwin Uriah Judd
Brother of John Milton Judd; Oliver Brewster Judd; Angeline Orilla Washburn; Harmony Taylor Bly; Mary Cornelia (Judd) Sedgwick and 3 others

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About Edwin Uriah Judd

Co-founder of the Republican Party...

In response to repeal of the Missouri Compromise, which opened the West to slavery, Abolitionists saw the need for a new political party whose primary focus would be the complete elimination of slavery. Edwin U. Judd was a political leader, in his area of Wisconsin, of the Free Soil Party. (The main purpose of the Free Soil Party was to prevent the introduction of slavery in the West, that is, keeping the Missouri Compromise in place.) Other political parties of the time were mixed in their views on slavery, but a large number, if not a majority of the population and their politicians in that part of Wisconsin (specifically Fond Du Lac County, but quite prevalent elsewhere in Wisconsin as well)were fundamentally opposed to slavery. When the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed in 1854, they took the initiative and agreed to form a completely new political party, dedicated to abolishing slavery. The organizers knew they needed the support of the Free Soil Party, which was led and controlled in the area by Edwin U. Judd. He agreed and threw his entire support behind the initiative, and the result was the birth of our US Republican Party. (From "FindAGrave.com")

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Edwin Uriah Judd's Timeline

August 16, 1826
Lenox, MA, USA
May 23, 1851
Age 24
Waupun, Fond du Lac, WI, USA
April 4, 1856
Age 29
June 27, 1922
Age 95
Anacortes, WA, USA
Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, USA