Benjamin Wade

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(27 October, 1800 -- 2 March, 1878) Wade was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Hampden County, Mass., Wade moved to Ohio with his family in 1821. Wade studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1828. Wade was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4th, 1851 due to a failure of the legislature to elect. Afterwards, Wade was reelected as a Republican in 1856 and 1863. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Ohio Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Ohio Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Ohio Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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