Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I328755
  • Name: Henry Porter BALDWIN
  • RELA: 7th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 FEB 1814 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI
  • Event: Elected Governor of Michigan BET 6 JAN 1869 AND 1 JAN 1873
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Michigan BET 17 NOV 1879 AND 4 MAR 1881
  • Occupation: President, Detroit National Bank BET 1883 AND 1887
  • Death: 31 DEC 1892 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. Henry Porter Baldwin
  • Note:
    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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    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
    • Married: ABT 1833 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI
    Children
    1. Has No Children Frederick BALDWIN b: 1835 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI
    2. Has No Children Emma BALDWIN b: 1835 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI
    3. Has Children Percy BALDWIN b: 13 AUG 1836 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI

    Marriage 2 Sibyle Augusta LAMBARD b: 1841 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME
    • Married: 21 NOV 1866 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME
    Children
    1. Has No Children Sybil Farnham BALDWIN b: 10 MAY 1868 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
    2. Has No Children Katharine Johnson BALDWIN b: OCT 1869 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
    3. Has No Children Henry Porter BALDWIN , Jr. b: 1872 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
    4. Has No Children Marie Louise BALDWIN b: 1874 in Paris, Seine, France
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