Edward S. Hamlin

Edward Stowe Hamlin ( born July 6, 1808 in Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York, † November 23, 1894 in Washington DC) was an American politician of the United States Whig party. From 1844 to 1845 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 21st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Edward S. Hamlin was born in Hillsdale. There he attended the school. He also attended a private school in Stockbridge in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1831. In Elyria, he settled as a practicing lawyer. From 1833 to 1836 he worked as a prosecutor in the Lorain County.

As the Whig Party Vertrer Hamlin was elected in a Special Eletion as the successor of Henry R. Brinkerhoff in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represented the 21th district from 1844 to 1845, for re-election he did not line up. After retiring from Congress, he returned to Ohio. In Cleveland, he sat down. There he founded in 1846 the Plain Dealer, a newspaper published today. In 1856 he moved to Cincinnati, where he worked as a lawyer again. He settled well in Williamsburg, Va. down to practice there.

1894 Hamlin died in Washington, D.C. He was buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg.