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Henry Porter Baldwin

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Henry Porter Baldwin Famous memorial

Birth
Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Death
31 Dec 1892 (aged 78)
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA GPS-Latitude: 42.3467017, Longitude: -83.0174152
Plot
Section B, Lot 9
Memorial ID
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Michigan Governor, U.S. Senator. Moving to Detroit, Michigan, he established a successful shoe wholesale business in 1838. Entering politics, he was a member of the convention which organized the Republican Party, a member of the Michigan State Senate, (1861-62) and president of the Second National Bank of Detroit. He was elected as a Republican the 15th Governor of Michigan, serving (1869-73). While he was in office, a state public school for dependent children was established, construction for a new state capitol was authorized and a series of improvements were slated for the state's penal, reformatory and charitable institutions. In 1879, he was elected as a as a Republican Senator from Michigan to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Zachariah Chandler, serving until 1881. Not a candidate for reelection, he was president of the Detroit National Bank, (1883-87).
Michigan Governor, U.S. Senator. Moving to Detroit, Michigan, he established a successful shoe wholesale business in 1838. Entering politics, he was a member of the convention which organized the Republican Party, a member of the Michigan State Senate, (1861-62) and president of the Second National Bank of Detroit. He was elected as a Republican the 15th Governor of Michigan, serving (1869-73). While he was in office, a state public school for dependent children was established, construction for a new state capitol was authorized and a series of improvements were slated for the state's penal, reformatory and charitable institutions. In 1879, he was elected as a as a Republican Senator from Michigan to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Zachariah Chandler, serving until 1881. Not a candidate for reelection, he was president of the Detroit National Bank, (1883-87).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
  • Added: Mar 9, 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6246116/henry_porter-baldwin: accessed ), memorial page for Henry Porter Baldwin (22 Feb 1814–31 Dec 1892), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6246116, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.