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Baldwin, Henry E.

Born: 1815-12-19 New Hampshire

Died: 1857-02-12 Washington, DC

Flourished: 1855-06-01 Washington, DC

Henry E. Baldwin served as an apprentice of his hometown's newspaper the Argus, before becoming an editor and proprietor in 1838, after the name had been changed to the Argus and Spectator. He remained with the Argus until 1840. He subsequently became editor and proprietor of the Lowell, Massachusetts Advertiser. Baldwin held the offices of register of deeds and register of probate in Sullivan County, New Hampshire; served as clerk of the New Hampshire Senate; and worked as an officer in the Boston custom house for four years. Baldwin married Marcia L. Gilmore on March 10, 1848. She died a year later in 1849. He became assistant secretary to President Franklin Pierce and died while still holding that office.

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