Roger Sherman Baldwin Edit Profile
Graduated from Yale, 1811, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1845. Attended Litchfield (Connecticut) Law School. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Trinity College, 1844.
Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1814. Alderman, member Common Council, New Haven. Member Connecticut Senate, 1837, 38.
Noted for defense and securement of liberty (in association with John Quincy Adams) for mutinied slaves on the Cubanowned ship Armistad, 1839. Member Connecticut General Assembly 1840, 41. Governor Connecticut (1st governor under universal manhood sufferage), 1844-1846.
Member United States Senate (Whig) from Connecticut, 1847-1851. Republican presidential elector, 1860. Delegate from Connecticut to National Peace Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, 1861, member resolutions com.
Member Connecticut Senate, 1837, 38. Member Connecticut General Assembly 1840, 41. Member United States Senate (Whig) from Connecticut, 1847-1851.
Married Emily Perkins 1820, 9 children.