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Henry P. Baldwin

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan


Who was Henry P. Baldwin?

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.


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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Alexander Carpenter

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Benton MacKaye

Co-Founder, Appalachian Trail

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Alice Carpenter

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

6th cousin 2 times removed
via John Alden

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Samuel P. Goddard

12th Governor of Arizona

5th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Williams

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Clare Eames

Silent Movie Actress

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Francis Peabody

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Benton MacKaye

Co-Founder, Appalachian Trail

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert White

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

5th cousin
via Francis Peabody

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Admiral Richard Worsam Meade III

Union Navy - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Alice Carpenter

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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Porter

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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

4th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Williams

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Samuel Porter

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

4th cousin 6 times removed
via Samuel Williams

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Alice Carpenter

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed
via William Pabodie

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via William Collier

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Constant Southworth

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed
via John Alden

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Robert Parke

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Alice Carpenter

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Charles Dana Gibson

Graphic Artist

5th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Williams

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Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

5th cousin
via Samuel Porter

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Charles Dana Gibson

Graphic Artist

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Alice Carpenter

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