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Elihu Benjamin Washburne
Birth: Sep. 23, 1816
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1887
Cook County
Illinois, USA

United States Representative from Illinois, 1853-1869; Secretary of State under President Grant, 1869, resigning to accept appointment as United States Minister to France, 1869-1877; during the Franco-Prussian War he protected the Paris legations of the German states; he was the only foreign minister who remained at his post during the days of the Commune and he protected all foreigners left by their ministers. 
Family links: 
  Israel Washburn (1784 - 1876)
  Martha Benjamin Washburn (1792 - 1861)
  Adele Gratiot Washburne (1826 - 1887)*
  Hempstead Washburne (1851 - 1918)*
  Israel Washburn (1813 - 1883)*
  Algernon Sidney Washburn (1814 - 1879)*
  Elihu Benjamin Washburne (1816 - 1887)
  Cadwallader Colden Washburn (1818 - 1882)*
  Martha Benjamin Washburn Stephenson (1820 - 1909)*
  Charles Ames Washburn (1822 - 1889)*
  Samuel B. Washburn (1824 - 1890)*
  Mary Benjamin Washburn Buffum (1825 - 1867)*
  William Drew Washburn (1831 - 1912)*
  Caroline Washburn Holmes (1833 - 1920)*
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Greenwood Cemetery
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Sep 20, 2002
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Thank you Congressman for standing up in Washington for General Grant. When the rest of the army was ready to give up on him, he was the one who lead our armies to victory during the Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Sep. 23, 2015
Elihu Benjamin Washburne
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 30, 2015
Thank you for your service to our country, especially as Minister to France during the Franco-Prussian War. May you rest in eternal peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Dec. 3, 2014
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