William H. Wade

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William H. Wade
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by Robert W. Fyan
Succeeded by Robert W. Fyan
Personal details
Born (1835-11-03)November 3, 1835
Springfield, Ohio, U.S.
Died January 13, 1911(1911-01-13) (aged 75)
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Resting place Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Alma mater Antioch College
Occupation Politician

William Henry Wade (November 3, 1835 – January 13, 1911) was an American politician. He was a soldier in the Union Army and an U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Early life[edit]

Wade was born near Springfield, in Clark County, Ohio on November 3, 1835.[1] He attended the common schools, Grove Academy.

Wade attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.


Wade was a farmer. He engaged in agricultural pursuits.

On April 17, 1861, during the Civil War, Wade enlisted in the Union Army. Wade was mustered out on April 26, 1866. [2]

In May 1866, Wade moved to Missouri and resumed agricultural pursuits.

In 1881, Wade served as member of the State house of representatives until 1884.

Wade was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891). He served as chairman of the Committee on Labor (Fifty-first Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-second Congress. He again engaged in agricultural pursuits.


Wade died in Springfield, Missouri on January 13, 1911. He was interred in Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.[3]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert W. Fyan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert W. Fyan