|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1801|
New Haven County
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1880|
United States Military Veteran, Attorney, Author. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he moved to Ohio with his family when he was a child. His father, Colonel Jared Mansfield, was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory. Jared was later appointed as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point where Edward became a cadet in 1815.
He graduated from the academy in 1819, fourth in his class, and became a Lieutenant of U.S. Engineers. He declined further commission in the United States Army. He went on to pursue literary studies in Farmington, Connecticut and graduated with honors from the College of New Jersey at Princeton in 1822. He studied law, returned to Ohio, was admitted to the bar, and practiced as an attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio. He became law partners with Professor Mitchell and was also engaged with him in the pursuit of astronomical and scientific studies. Mansfield was a most distinguished journalist and scholar and began to publish manuels and biographical accounts involving mathematics, womens' rights, and other educational writings. All the while, he was the editor of the Cincinnati Chronicle from 1836 to 1852. He became a national figure as a newspaper writer. He is also regarded as a literary influence to Harriet Beecher Stowe. Politically associated with the Whig Party until the emergence of the Republican Party movement, he became the Ohio State Commissioner of Statistics and served in that capacity from 1857 to 1867. He eventually purchased land to farm near Morrow, Ohio and retired to that occupation. He died at his residence when he was 79 years old.
Margaret Worthington Mansfield (____ - 1863)
Charles Davies Mansfield (1834 - 1892)*
William Virgil Mansfield (1837 - 1839)*
Eleanor Mansfield Swiggett (1845 - 1931)*
Francis Worthington Mansfield (1848 - 1928)*
Spring Grove Cemetery
Plot: Section 106, Lot 18, Grave 4
Created by: K Guy
Record added: May 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19295328
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Class of 1819|
Added: Sep. 2, 2010