Edward Mundy

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Edward Mundy
1st Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
In office
November 3, 1835 – January 7, 1840
GovernorStevens T. Mason
Succeeded byJames Wright Gordon
9th Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
In office
April 4, 1848 – May 13, 1851
Appointed byEpaphroditus Ransom
Succeeded byGeorge Martin
Michigan Attorney General
In office
Preceded byHenry N. Walker
Succeeded byGeorge V. N. Lothrop
Personal details
Born(1794-04-14)April 14, 1794
Middlesex County, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedMay 13, 1851(1851-05-13) (aged 57)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Resting placeFulton Street Cemetery
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Sarah Mundy
ChildrenPhinehas Mundy
Abby Rowland Mundy
Elizabeth Lennington Mundy
Julia Thompson Mundy
James Edward Mundy
ParentsSamuel Munday
Abigail Rowland Mundy
Alma materRutgers College

Edward Mundy (April 14, 1794 – May 13, 1851) was an American politician and judge from the U.S. state of Michigan, and served as its first Lieutenant Governor.

Early life[edit]

Mundy was born in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and graduated from Rutgers College in 1812.[1] In later years was for one of the appointed Regents of the University.[2] He was admitted to the bar and began a practice in New Jersey. and was for several years one of the appointed Regents of the University.


In about 1819, Mundy moved to Illinois and remained there several years, until the losses he experienced due to a fire caused him to return to New Jersey, where he continued for some years in other business pursuits. In 1831, he moved with his family to Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was appointed Justice of the Peace by the Territorial Governor and was subsequently made a Judge of one of the Territorial Courts. In 1835, he was a delegate from the 4th district to the first State Constitutional Convention to prepare for the admission of the State to the Union.

Mundy was nominated to the office of Lieutenant Governor on the ticket with Governor Stevens T. Mason. They both won the general election, and he served as Michigan's first Lieutenant Governor, from 1835 to 1840.[3]

Appointed by Governor William L. Greenly and the Michigan Senate to the office of Prosecuting Attorney, Mundy went on that year to serve as Michigan Attorney General. In 1848, the Michigan Supreme Court was expanded to include a fifth justice and a new judicial circuit, which were presided over by Supreme Court judges. Mundy was appointed the Supreme Court and to the new circuit and was a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court until his death.


Mundy died while in office, in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, on May 13, 1851 (age 57 years, 29 days). The place of his interment is in Fulton Street Cemetery.

Family life[edit]

The son of Samuel and Abigail Mundy, he married Sarah Mundy, daughter of Phinehas Mundy, on November 11, 1816. They had five children, Phinehas, Abby Rowland, Elizabeth Lennington, Julia Thompson, and James Edward.[4]


  1. ^ Rutgers University. Catalogue of Rutgers College, MDCCCXXXV. 1835. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. ^ Shaw, University of Michigan. Alumni Association, Wilfred Byron. Quarterly Review: A Journal of University Perspectives, Volume 42. UM Libraries, 1935. p. 260 & 261. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Edward Mundy". 2001-2014 State of Michigan. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  4. ^ Mundy, Ezra F. Nicholas Mundy and Descendants who Settled in New Jersey in 1665. Bullock Printing Company, 1907. Retrieved 11 June 2014.

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Political offices
New office Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Succeeded by
J. Wright Gordon
Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry N. Walker
Michigan Attorney General
Succeeded by
George V. N. Lothrop