State Archives of Michigan
BALDWIN, Henry Porter (1814-1892)

BALDWIN, HENRY PORTER, a Senator from Michigan; born in Coventry, R.I., February 22, 1814; attended the common schools; moved to Detroit, Mich., and established wholesale business in boots and shoes in 1838; member of the convention which organized the Republican Party in Jackson, Mich., in 1854; director of the Michigan State Bank and president of the Second National Bank of Detroit 1863-1887; member, State senate 1861-1862; Governor of Michigan 1869-1873; appointed and subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Zachariah Chandler and served from November 17, 1879, to March 3, 1881; was not a candidate for reelection; resumed his former business pursuits; president of the Detroit National Bank 1883-1887; died in Detroit, Mich., December 31, 1892; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

Central Michigan University
Clarke Historical Library
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Papers: 1869, no date. 2 letters.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921; Peter Quintard White papers, 1848-1915; Shaw family papers, 1840-1938 (bulk 1860-1890); James Burrill Angell papers, 1845-1916; Harrison Geer papers, 1865-1895; Charles T. Gorham correspondence, 1861-1899; Ferry family papers, 1822-1905; and the Rice Aner Beal papers, 1843-1883. Finding aid.

University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Miscellaneous papers in various collections.

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