Edward Wade

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Edward Wade
Edward Wade, Ohio.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1861
Preceded by Eben Newton
Succeeded by Albert G. Riddle
Personal details
Born (1802-11-22)November 22, 1802
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Died August 13, 1866(1866-08-13) (aged 63)
East Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Republican

Edward Wade (November 22, 1802 – August 13, 1866) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, brother of Benjamin Franklin Wade.

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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