Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Baldwin, Roger Sherman

Baldwin, Roger Sherman (son of Simeon Baldwin), a Senator from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., January 4, 1793; attended the common schools and the Hopkins Grammar School; was graduated from Yale College in 1811; studied law in his father’s office and in 1812 entered the Litchfield Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn.; member of the State senate in 1837 and 1838; served in the State house of representatives in 1840 and 1841; Governor of Connecticut 1844-1846; appointed and subsequently elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jabez W. Huntington and served from November 11, 1847, to March 3, 1851; presidential elector on the Republican ticket of Lincoln and Hamlin in 1860; member of the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in New Haven, Conn., February 19, 1863; interment in the Grove Street Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Baldwin, Roger Sherman," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.809 Original Sources, accessed April 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZ63BNTTSIHZJE6.

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Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Baldwin, Roger Sherman' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.809. Original Sources, retrieved 20 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZ63BNTTSIHZJE6.