|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1861
|Preceded by||Eben Newton|
|Succeeded by||Albert G. Riddle|
November 22, 1802|
West Springfield, Massachusetts
|Died||August 13, 1866
East Cleveland, Ohio
Born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Wade received a limited schooling. He moved to Andover, Ohio, in 1821, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Jefferson, Ohio. He was served as Justice of the Peace of Ashtabula County in 1831. He moved to Unionville in 1832. He served as prosecuting attorney of Ashtabula County 1833. He moved to Cleveland in 1837.
Wade was elected as a Free-Soil candidate to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1861). In January 1854, he was one of six signatories of the "Appeal of the Independent Democrats", drafted to oppose the Kansas-Nebraska Act. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1860. He died in East Cleveland, Ohio, August 13, 1866. He was interred in Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
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