Governor Henry Waggaman Edwards

Governor Henry Waggaman Edwards

Male 1779 - 1847  (~ 67 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Henry Waggaman Edwards 
    Prefix Governor 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Oct 1779  New Haven Co., CT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jul 1847  New Haven Co., CT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grove St. Cem., New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I363355  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2002 

    Father Pierrepont Edwards,   b. 8 Apr 1750, Northampton, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1826, Bridgeport, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Frances Ogden,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F143937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; was graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1797; studied law at the Litchfield Law School; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn.; elected to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1823); appointed in 1823 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Elijah Boardman; subsequently elected and served from October 8, 1823, to March 3, 1827; member, State senate 1827-1829; member, State house of representatives 1830, and served as speaker; elected Governor of Connecticut in 1833; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834, but was again elected Governor in 1835, 1836, and 1837; resumed the practice of law


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