United States Representative from Delaware
( March 4, 1850 - March 3, 1855 )
United States Senator from Delaware
( February 2, 1864 - March 29, 1867 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1851 - January 29, 1864 )
( April 5, 1867 - March 3, 1869 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1869 - March 6, 1885 )
United States Secretary of State
( 1885 - 1889 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1889 )


          
    " Eli Saulsbury "

  • Defeated his brother, "Willard Saulsbury, Sr." who was the incumbant, for the U.S. Senate.

  • Date & Place of Birth: December 29, 1817 - Mispillion Hundred, Kent County, De.
  • Parents:William & Margaret Ann (Smith) Saulsbury
  • Married:Unknown
  • Children:Unknown

  • Brother of "Senator Willard Saulsbury, Sr."
  • Brother of "Governor Gove Saulsbury"
  • Uncle of "Senator Willard Saulsbury, Jr."

  • Attended the common schools and Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
  • Served in Delaware State house of representatives 1853-1854
  • Moved to Dover, Delaware in 1856, studied law
  • Admitted to the bar in 1857 and practiced in Dover, Delaware
  • Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1871, defeating his brother "Willard Saulsbury, Sr."; reelected in 1876 and again in 1883 and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1889; unsuccessful candidate for reelection being defeated by "Anthony Higgins"
  • Resumed the practice of his profession

  • Date & place of death:Dover, Delaware - March 22, 1893
  • Interred:Silver Lake Cemetery, Dover, Delaware
    ( A monument in his honor was also place in the "Saulsbury Family Plot" in Burrsville, Delaware. )
  • Home:Unknown

  • "Click Here" for Eli Saulsbury's "Find A Grave" record.


          
    " Eli Saulsbury "




United States Senator from Delaware
( March 18, 1885 - March 3, 1899 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1895 )


          
    " Anthony Higgins "

  • Date & Place of Birth: October 1, 1840 - Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County, De.
  • Parents:Unknown
  • Married:Unknown
  • Children:Unknown

    Grandson of "Governor John Clark"

  • Attended Newark Academy and Delaware College, and graduated from Yale College in 1861; studied law at the Harvard Law School
  • Admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Served in the Union Army 1864, Delaware 7th Infantry, Private
  • Appointed deputy attorney general 1864
  • Served as United States attorney for Delaware 1869-1876
  • Unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the Forty-ninth Congress in 1884
  • Elected as a Republican to the United States Senate defeating incumbant "Senator Eli Saulsbury" and served from March 4, 1889, to March 3, 1895; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 as the Delaware General Assembly failed to elect anyone to fill the seat
  • Resumed the practice of his profession in Wilmington, De
  • Served as one of the attorneys for the respondent in the impeachment proceedings of United States District Judge Charles Swayne of Florida 1904-1905

  • Date & place of death:New York, NY - June 26, 1912
  • Interred:St. Georges Cemetery, near St. Georges, New Castle County, Delaware
  • Home:Unknown

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United States Senator from Delaware
( March 2, 1903 to March 3, 1907 )




United States Representative from Delaware
( March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1903 )
Unites States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905 & March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1925 )




Medal of Honor Recipient - (Civil War)
United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1917 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1913 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1919 )


          
    " Willard Saulsbury, Jr. "

  • Date & Place of Birth: April 17, 1861 - Georgetown, De.
  • Parents:"Senator Willard, Sr." & Annie Ponder Saulsbury
  • Married:May du Pont - ( 1854-1927 )
  • Children:Unknown

  • Son of "Senator Willard Saulsbury, Sr."
  • Nephew of "Senator Eli Saulsbury"
  • Nephew of "Governor Gove Saulsbury"
  • Nephew of "Governor James Ponder"

  • Attended private schools and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law
  • Admitted to the Delaware bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Wilmington, Delaware
  • President of the New Castle Bar Association and chairman of the board of censors
  • Member of the Democratic National Committee 1908-1920
  • Unsuccessful Democratic candidate for United States Senator in 1899, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907, and 1911
  • Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1913 and served from March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1919; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 being defeated by "Lewis H. Ball"
  • Served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses
  • Member of the advisory committee of the Conference on Limitation of Armaments in Washington, D.C., 1921-1922
  • Member of the Pan American Conference in Santiago, Chile, in 1923
  • Engaged in the practice of law in Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., until his death

  • Date & place of death:Wilmington, Delaware - February 20, 1927
  • Interred:Christ Episcopal Churchyard, Dover, Delaware
  • Home:unknown

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    " Willard Saulsbury, Jr. "




United States Senator from Delaware
( March 4, 1917 - July 2, 1921 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( July 7, 1921 - November 7, 1922 )
( March 4, 1925 - December 9, 1928 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( November 8, 1922 - March 3, 1929 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( January 3, 1937 - January 2, 1943 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1947 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( January 3, 1947 - December 31, 1970 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1961 )




United States Representative from Delaware
( January 3, 1967 - December 31, 1970 )
United States Senator from Delaware
( January 1, 1971 - January 3, 2001 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( January 3, 1973 - January 3, 2009 )




United States Senator from Delaware
( January 16, 2009 - January, 2011 )

      

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