DUDLEY, Charles Edward (1780-1841)

DUDLEY, CHARLES EDWARD, a Senator from New York; born in Johnston Hall, Staffordshire, England, May 23, 1780; immigrated to the United States with his mother, who settled in Newport, R.I., in 1794; entered a counting room as clerk; moved to Albany, N.Y., where he engaged in the mercantile business; member of the State senate 1820-1825; mayor of Albany 1821-1824, 1828-1829; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Martin Van Buren and served from January 15, 1829, to March 3, 1833; became interested in astronomical science; died in Albany, N.Y., January 23, 1841; interment in the Rural Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 item.

Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC
Papers: 1831-1832. 4 items. Letters of Blandina Dudley, wife of the senator. Largely social news.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1805-1851. 82 items. Chiefly concerning a lawsuit for title to the Robert Richard Randall farm.

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 9 letters (1814-1834) in various collections including a 3-page letter (February 20, 1831) to Thomas W. Olcott from Washington, DC, "notwithstanding all the trouble....the office of Senator of the U.S. is very generally considered here as quite desirable.''

Oneida Historical Society
Utica, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Nathaniel S. Benton papers, 1814-1842.

Senate House State Historic Site
Kingston, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Bruyn and Forsyth family papers, 1750-1921.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1 letter (1831) to Dudley concerning banking issues in Miscellaneous New York papers.