Edward Hempstead

Edward Hempstead ( born June 3, 1780 in New London, Connecticut; † August 10, 1817 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1812 and 1814 he represented the Missouri Territory as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Hempstead enjoyed an academic education. After a subsequent law degree in 1801 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in the state of Rhode Iceland to work in this profession. In 1805 he moved to St. Louis, which was then still part of the 1803 acquired by President Thomas Jefferson in the Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Territory. In the following years Hempstead participated in several campaigns against the Indians north of the Missouri. From 1809 to 1812 he was attorney general in the northern part of the Louisiana district. In 1812 he was Member of Parliament and President of the Territorial House of Representatives.

After the foundation of the Missouri Territory was Hempstead in 1812 as a delegate to Congress in Washington DC selected. This mandate he held between 9 December 1812 and 17 September 1814. In this time the British -American War of 1812. Hempstead Edward fell died on August 10, 1817 in St. Louis at the consequences of a riding accident, he had six days earlier suffered.