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Elihu Benjamin Washburne
Birth: Sep. 23, 1816
Livermore
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1887
Chicago
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. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Adele Gratiot Washburne (1826 - 1887)*
 
 Children:
  Hempstead Washburne (1851 - 1918)*
 
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Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Galena
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Sep 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6789407
Elihu Benjamin Washburne
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Elihu Benjamin Washburne
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rest in peace my 14th cousin 5 times removed
- darlene potts
 Added: Oct. 16, 2013
Companion (3rd Class) #02001 - MIlitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Aug. 13, 2013
To your everlasting credit, Mr. Washburn, is not helping to push Ulysses Grant's military career in 1861 (important as that is) but that you did herculean labors as our Minister to Paris in the Franco-Prussian War to aid the French, and you tried to save ...(Read more)
- J.B.
 Added: May. 28, 2013
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