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Bainbridge WADLEIGH

(1831-1891)
Senate Years of Service:
1873-1879
Party:
Republican

WADLEIGH, Bainbridge, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Bradford, Merrimack County, N.H., January 4, 1831; attended the common schools and Kimball Union Academy, Plainfield, N.H.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Milford, Hillsborough County, N.H.; served six terms as town moderator; member, State house of representatives 1855-1856, 1859-1860, 1869-1872; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1879; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878; chairman, Committee on Patents (Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Privileges and Elections (Forty-fifth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Boston, Mass., where he died January 24, 1891; interment in West Street Cemetery, Milford, N.H.

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