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Benjamin Wade
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United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
March 15, 1851 – March 4, 1869
Preceded by Thomas Ewing, Sr.
Succeeded by Allen G. Thurman
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
March 2, 1867 – March 4, 1869
Preceded by Lafayette S. Foster
Succeeded by Henry B. Anthony
Personal details
Benjamin Franklin Wade

(1800-10-27)October 27, 1800
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died March 2, 1878(1878-03-02) (aged 77)
Jefferson, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Whig, Republican
Spouse(s) Caroline Rosekrans Wade
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Benjamin Franklin "Bluff" Wade (October 27, 1800 – March 2, 1878) was a U.S. lawyer and United States Senator. In the Senate, he was associated with the Radical Republicans of that time. Wade was only one vote away from becoming the President of the United States due to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.

Wade was born on October 27, 1800 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was raised in Jefferson, Ohio. Wade was married to Caroline M. Rosekrans from 1841 until his death in 1878. They had two children. Wade died on March 2, 1878 in Jefferson, Ohio from natural causes, aged 77.

  • Riddle, A.G. (1888). The life of Benjamin F. Wade. Cleveland: The Williams Publishing Company

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