Benjamin Franklin "Bluff" Wade (October 27, 1800 – March 2, 1878) was a U.S. lawyer and United States Senator. In the Senate, he was associated with the Radical Republicans of that time. Wade was only one vote away from becoming the President of the United States due to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
|United States Senator|
March 15, 1851 – March 4, 1869
|Preceded by||Thomas Ewing, Sr.|
|Succeeded by||Allen G. Thurman|
|President pro tempore of the United States Senate|
March 2, 1867 – March 4, 1869
|Preceded by||Lafayette S. Foster|
|Succeeded by||Henry B. Anthony|
Benjamin Franklin Wade
October 27, 1800
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||March 2, 1878 (aged 77)|
Jefferson, Ohio, U.S.
|Political party||Whig, Republican|
|Spouse(s)||Caroline Rosekrans Wade|
Wade was born on October 27, 1800 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was raised in Jefferson, Ohio. Wade was married to Caroline M. Rosekrans from 1841 until his death in 1878. They had two children. Wade died on March 2, 1878 in Jefferson, Ohio from natural causes, aged 77.
- Riddle, A.G. (1888). The life of Benjamin F. Wade. Cleveland: The Williams Publishing Company