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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1819

Vol. I

(Born Ct.)

Edward D. Mansfield​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Edward Deering Mansfield: Born Aug. 17, 1801, New Haven, CT.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 1, 1815, to July 1, 1819, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1819: Declined.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law in Connecticut, 1825, and in Ohio, 1826‑36. Professor of Constitutional Law and History in Cincinnati College, O., 1836‑37. Editor of the "Cincinnati Chronicle," 1836‑48; of the "Chronicle and Atlas," 1849‑52; and of the "Railroad Record," 1852‑72. Commissioner of Statistics for the State of Ohio, 1858‑68. Author of "Utility of Mathematics," 1834; of "Political Grammar," a Treatise on Constitutional Law, 1835; of "Legal Rights of Woman," 1845; of "Life of General Scott," 1846; of "History of the Mexican War," 1848; of "American Education," 1850; of "Memoirs of Daniel Drake, M. D.," 1855; and "Personal Memories: Social, Political, and Literary, with Sketches of many Noted People," 1803‑43, 1879. Member of "La Société Française de Statique Universelle," 1846. Degree of A. M. conferred by College of New Jersey, at Princeton, 1835; and of LL. D. by Marietta College, Ohio, 1854.

Died, Oct. 27, 1880, at Morrow, O.; Aged 79.

Buried, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Lieut.‑Colonel Jared Mansfield, the first Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy at the Military Academy.

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