Edward Wade

Edward Wade ( born November 22, 1802 in West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, † August 13 1866 in East Cleveland, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Free Soil Party and the Republican Party. March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1861, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Wade was born in West Springfield. In 1821 he moved to Ohio, where he studied law. In 1827 he was admitted to the bar. He was henceforth worked in his office in Jefferson. In 1833, he was then prosecutor in Ashtabula County. In 1837 he moved to Cleveland.

As a candidate of the Free Soil Party in 1853 Wade was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The re-election, he managed three times, but always as a candidate of the Republican Party. During his time as a member of Congress, he represented the 19th District of Ohio. In 1860, he was not nominated by his party for election.

1866 Wade died in East Cleveland. He was buried in the Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland.