BALDWIN, Henry Porter, a Senator from Michigan; born in Coventry, R.I., February 22, 1814; attended the common schools; moved to Detroit, Mich., and established wholesale business in boots and shoes in 1838; member of the convention which organized the Republican Party in Jackson, Mich., in 1854; director of the Michigan State Bank and president of the Second National Bank of Detroit 1863-1887; member, State senate 1861-1862; Governor of Michigan 1869-1873; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zachariah Chandler and served from November 17, 1879, to March 3, 1881; was not a candidate for reelection; resumed his former business pursuits; president of the Detroit National Bank 1883-1887; died in Detroit, Mich., December 31, 1892; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
Father: John T. BALDWIN b: 17 FEB 1770 in Palmer, Hampden Co., MA
Mother: Peggy WILLIAMS b: 10 SEP 1776 in Brimfield, Hampden Co., MA
Marriage 1 Harriet M. DAY b: ABT 1810 in Rhode Island
Marriage 2 Sibyle Augusta LAMBARD b: 1841 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME
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