Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800-1878)

Benjamin Franklin Wade was a United States senator from Ohio from 1851 until 1869. As President pro tempore of the Senate and a leader of the so-called "Radical Republicans," he was a supporter of the abolition of slavery and suffrage for women and African Americans. He influential in shaping the Congressional plan for Reconstruction after the Civil War.

Date:
1865 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Cabinet Card
Item#:
MES11627
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1877px
Width:
1279px
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