Edward Wade (November 22, 1802 – August 13, 1866) was an American lawyer and politician who served four terms as a U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1853 to 1861. He was the brother of Benjamin Franklin Wade.

Edward Wade
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byEben Newton
Succeeded byAlbert G. Riddle
Personal details
Born(1802-11-22)November 22, 1802
West Springfield, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 13, 1866(1866-08-13) (aged 63)
East Cleveland, Ohio
Political partyRepublican


Born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Wade received a limited schooling. He moved to Andover, Ohio, in 1821, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Jefferson, Ohio. He was served as Justice of the Peace of Ashtabula County in 1831. He moved to Unionville in 1832. He served as prosecuting attorney of Ashtabula County 1833. He moved to Cleveland in 1837.


Wade was elected as a Free-Soil candidate to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1861). In January 1854, he was one of six signatories of the "Appeal of the Independent Democrats", drafted to oppose the Kansas-Nebraska Act. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1860.


He died in East Cleveland, Ohio, August 13, 1866, and was interred in Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.[1]


  1. ^ Perkins, Olivera (December 4, 2016). "Marketing Cleveland". The Plain Dealer. p. F1.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by