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Edward Mundy (April 14, 1794 - May 13, 1851) was a politician and judge from the U.S. state of Michigan, serving as its first Lieutenant Governor.

Mundy was born in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and was educated at Rutgers College, graduating in 1812. He was admitted to the bar and began a practice in New Jersey. In about 1819, he moved to Illinois and remained there several years, until the losses he experienced due to a fire caused him to return to New Jersey, where he continued for some years in other business pursuits.

In 1831, Mundy moved with his family to Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was appointed Justice of the Peace by the Territorial Governor and was subsequently made a Judge of one of the Territorial Courts. In 1835, he was a delegate from the 4th district to the first State Constitutional Convention to prepare for the admission of the State to the Union. As a result of his service, Mundy was nominated to the office of Lieutenant Governor on the ticket with Governor Stevens T. Mason. They both subsequently won the general election. He served as Michigan's first Lieutenant Governor, from 1835 to 1840.

In 1847, Mundy was appointed by Governor William L. Greenly and the Michigan Senate to the office of Prosecuting Attorney. He went on that year to serve as Michigan Attorney General.

In 1848, the Michigan Supreme Court was expanded to include a fifth justice and a new judicial circuit, which were presided over by Supreme Court judges. Mundy was appointed the Supreme Court and to the new circuit.

Mundy was an Episcopalian and died while in office, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Political offices
Preceded by
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Succeeded by
J. Wright Gordon
Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry N. Walker
Michigan Attorney General
Succeeded by
George V. N. Lothrop


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