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Roger Sherman Baldwin
Birth: Jan. 4, 1793
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1863
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

U.S. Senator, Connecticut Governor. Born the son of U.S. Congressman Simeon Baldwin, he graduated from Yale College in 1811, studied law at the Litchfield Law School, in 1812, was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced to practice in New Haven, Connecticut. He was a member of the Connecticut State Senate, (1837-38) and a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, (1840-41). In 1844, he was elected as a Whig the 32nd Governor of Connecticut, serving until 1846. After his term, he was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jabez W. Huntington, serving (1847-51). His last political position was in 1861, as a member of the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., to devise means to prevent the impending Civil War. Connecticut Governor Simeon Eben Baldwin, was his son. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Simeon Baldwin (1761 - 1851)
  Rebecca Sherman Baldwin (1764 - 1795)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily Perkins Baldwin (1796 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  George William Baldwin (1832 - 1930)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rebecca Baldwin (1788 - 1861)*
  Ebenezer Baldwin (1790 - 1837)*
  Roger Sherman Baldwin (1793 - 1863)
  Simeon Baldwin (1794 - 1795)*
  Elizabeth Baldwin (1804 - 1822)**
  Martha Baldwin (1808 - 1809)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grove Street Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 05, 2002
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Roger Sherman Baldwin
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Roger Sherman Baldwin was an alumnus of Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven and also the primary defense lawyer in the Amistad trials.
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