Edward Mundy

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Edward Mundy
1st Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
In office
1835–1840
Governor Stevens T. Mason
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by James Wright Gordon
Michigan Attorney General
In office
1847–1848
Preceded by Henry N. Walker
Succeeded by George V. N. Lothrop
Personal details
Born (1794-04-14)April 14, 1794
Middlesex County, New Jersey, U.S.
Died May 13, 1851(1851-05-13) (aged 57)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Resting place Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Sarah Mundy
Children Phinehas Mundy
Abby Rowland Mundy
Elizabeth Lennington Mundy
Julia Thompson Mundy
James Edward Mundy
Parents Samuel Munday
Abigail Rowland Mundy
Alma mater Rutgers College
Profession Lawyer
Politician
Religion Episcopalian

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.

Career[edit]

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 on the Michigan Supreme Court until his death.

Death[edit]

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

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]

References[edit]

  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. 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
Preceded by
None
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
1835–1840
Succeeded by
J. Wright Gordon
Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry N. Walker
Michigan Attorney General
1847–1848
Succeeded by
George V. N. Lothrop