Saulsbury, Willard

Willard Saulsbury, image by Brady, detail

Willard Saulsbury, Sr., a Democrat, served for twelve years in the U.S. Senate, representing Delaware from 1859 to 1871. His son also later served in the Senate during World War I. Saulsbury Sr. attended Dickinson College with the Class of 1842.

Life span
06/02/1820—04/06/1892
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1842

Life Summary

Full name
  Willard Saulsbury Sr.
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Slave State
No. of Siblings
  3
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  2
Family
 
William Saulsbury (father), Margaret Smith Saulsbury (mother), Eli Saulsbury (brother) Annie Milby Ponder (wife)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Other Education
  Delaware College
Occupation
  Politician
  Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
  Democratic
Government
  US Senate
  Other state government

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Religion in 1860
  Episcopal

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