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Henry P. Baldwin

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

    Henry Porter Baldwin

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 22 Feb 1814 
    • Birth Location:
    • Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island 
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • 31 Dec 1892 
    • Death Location:
    • Detroit, Wayne, Michigan 
    • Burial Date:
    • Burial Location:
    • Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan 
    • Notes: 
    • 15th Governor of Michigan

      U.S. Senator from Michigan

      Henry Porter Baldwin, the 15th Governor of Michigan, left an indelible mark on the state's history during his tenure from 1869 to 1873. Born in Coventry, Connecticut, in 1814, Baldwin's journey into politics was shaped by his legal prowess and dedication to public service.

      A lawyer by profession, Baldwin's early career saw him rising through the legal ranks, earning respect for his keen intellect and commitment to justice. His entry into politics marked a pivotal moment in Michigan's post-Civil War landscape. As governor, Baldwin navigated the challenges of reconstruction and economic recovery with a steady hand.

      Baldwin's legacy is particularly notable for his efforts in promoting education. He championed the expansion of the state's educational system, recognizing its pivotal role in shaping the future. His commitment to progress extended beyond the classroom, as he worked to enhance infrastructure, fostering economic growth.

      A man of integrity and vision, Baldwin's leadership was characterized by pragmatism and a deep sense of responsibility. His tenure as governor is remembered as a period of stability and forward-thinking policies. The city of Baldwin, Michigan, was named for him.

  • Marriages for Henry Porter Baldwin

    • Spouse:
    • Harriet C. Day
    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1832

    • Spouse:
    • Sibyl E. Lambard
    • Marriage Date:
    • 21 Nov 1866
    • Marriage Location:
    • Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

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  • Sources for Henry Porter Baldwin

    • 1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005, U.S.: Government Printing Office (2005),, Record for Henry Porter Baldwin.
    • 2 Compendium of History and Biography of the City of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan, Chicago: Henry Taylor and Co. (1909), 275-279.
    • 3 Federal Census, MI, Wayne County, 1880, Detroit, E.D. 269, p. 38, Image 38 of 57.
    • 4 Federal Census, MI, Wayne County, 1870, Detroit Ward 1, p. 117, Image 117 of 122.
    • 5 Federal Census, MI, Wayne County, 1860, Detroit Ward 5, p. 76, Image 76 of 140.
    • 6 Federal Census, MI, Wayne County, 1850, Detroit, Image 17 of 502.
    • 8 In Memory of the Honorable Henry Porter Baldwin of Detroit, Detroit: The Vestry of St. John's Church, of Detroit (1891).
    • 12 Baldwin, Charles Candee, The Baldwin Genealogy, From 1500 to 1881, Cleveland, Ohio: Leader Printing Company (1881), 425, 439-440.