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Sidney Edgerton

  • Birth 17 Aug 1818 Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, USA
  • Death 19 Jul 1900 Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 7940639

U.S. Congressman. Moving to Ohio in 1844, he taught in the academy at Tallmadge, Ohio, studied law, graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1845, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Akron, Ohio, in 1846. He was prosecuting attorney of Summit County, (1852-56) and a delegate to the first Republican National Convention in 1856. In 1859, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses, serving until 1863. During this time he also served as a Colonel in the Ohio Squirrel Hunters during the Civil War. Also in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln appointed him United States judge for the Territory of Idaho and he served as the first Governor of Montana Territory, (1865-66). After returning to Ohio, he practiced law until his death at age 81.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7940639
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sidney Edgerton (17 Aug 1818–19 Jul 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7940639, citing Tallmadge Cemetery, Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .