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Henry Moore RIDGELY

(1779-1847)
Senate Years of Service:
1827-1829
Party:
Jacksonian

RIDGELY, Henry Moore, a Representative and a Senator from Delaware; born in Dover, Del., August 6, 1779; completed preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1802 and began practice in Dover; secretary of State of Delaware 1817-1827; elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1815); was not a candidate for renomination in 1814; returned to Dover, Del., and resumed the practice of law; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Van Dyke and served from January 12, 1827, to March 3, 1829; was not a candidate for reelection; continued the practice of law; died in Dover, Del., August 6, 1847; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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