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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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 Parents:
  Israel Washburn (1784 - 1876)
  Martha Benjamin Washburn (1792 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Adele Gratiot Washburne (1826 - 1887)*
 
 Children:
  Hempstead Washburne (1851 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Galena
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Sep 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6789407
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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
One of the pall-bearers for President Abraham Lincoln. What an honor for you! Thank you for serving our country. Rest in peace!!
- Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
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