Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Baldwin, Henry Porter

Baldwin, Henry Porter, a Senator from Michigan; born in Coventry, R.I., February 22, 1814; attended the common schools; moved to Detroit, Mich., and established a mercantile house in 1838; member of the convention which organized the Republican Party in Jackson, Mich., in 1854; director of the Michigan State Bank and president of the Second National Bank of Detroit from its organization in 1863 until 1887; member of the State senate in 1861 and 1862; Governor of Michigan 1869-1873; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati in 1876; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zachariah Chandler and served from November 17, 1879, to March 3, 1881; was not a candidate for reelection; resumed his former business pursuits; president of the Detroit National Bank 1883-1887; died in Detroit, Mich., December 31, 1892; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Baldwin, Henry Porter," 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.808 Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LI4YID4H9HWVT2D.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Baldwin, Henry Porter." 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.808, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LI4YID4H9HWVT2D.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Baldwin, Henry Porter' 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.808. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LI4YID4H9HWVT2D.