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Melvin Riley Baldwin
Birth: Apr. 12, 1838
Chester
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1901
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

U.S. Congressman. Graduating as a civil engineer from Lawrence University Wisconsin, in 1855, he was engaged with the Chicago & North Western Railway, until 1861. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and was commissioned a Captain in command of Company E, 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After the war, he was a railroad engineering superintendent in Kansas and moved to Minnesota, in 1885. In 1893, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress, serving until 1895. An unsuccessful candidate for re-election, he was chairman of the Chippewa Indian Commission, (1895-97) and later settled in Washington State, until his death at age 63. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Forest Hill Cemetery
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 13, 2002
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Melvin Riley Baldwin
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