Webster, Edwin Hanson

Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1847
Full name
Edwin Hanson Webster
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Estimated
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
4
Family
Henry Webster (father), Martha Webster (mother), Caroline Earl (wife)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Educator
Other
Other Occupation
Banker
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
Presbyterian
Political Parties
Republican
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Union (Unconditional Union, National Union)
Government
Johnson Administration (1865-69)
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Military
Union Army

Edwin Hanson Webster (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
WEBSTER, Edwin Hanson, a Representative from Maryland; born near Churchville, Harford County, Md., March 31, 1829; received a classical training; attended the Churchville (Md.) Academy and the New London Academy, Chester County, Pa., and was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1847; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Bel Air, Harford County, Md.; member of the State senate 1855-1859; during the Civil War was colonel of the Seventh Regiment, Maryland Volunteer Infantry, and served in 1862 and 1863; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress, as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1859, until his resignation in July 1865 when he was appointed collector of customs at the port of Baltimore, and served from July 27, 1865, to April 15, 1869; resumed the practice of his profession in Bel Air; was again appointed by President Arthur, on February 17, 1882, and served until February 23, 1886; in 1882 he engaged in banking, which he followed until his death; died in Bel Air, Md., April 24, 1893; interment in Calvary Cemetery, near Churchville, Md.
"Webster, Edwin Hanson," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000239.
How to Cite This Page: "Webster, Edwin Hanson," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/6822.