Wade tombstone.

President Wade: One Vote Shy

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Jefferson, Ohio

President Andrew Johnson was tried for impeachment in 1868 and survived by a single vote. Had only one Senator switched, Johnson would have been out, and, since Johnson had no Vice President, the President Pro-tempore of the Senate would have been in. That was Benjamin F. Wade.

At the time, some speculated that Johnson was spared because his enemies hated Wade even more than they hated Johnson.

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President Wade: One Vote Shy

Oakdale Cemetery

Address:
326 N. Market St., Jefferson, OH
Directions:
Just north of East Ashtabula St., towards the rear southern corner of cemetery, in Section A. Call or visit the cemetery office to get directions to the exact grave site.
Phone:
440-576-3782
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