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Hempstead Washburne
Birth: Nov. 11, 1851
Galena
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1918
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Chicago Mayor. A graduate of Kent Hill College, Maine in 1871, he attended a two-year course at the University of Bonn; spent a year studying law at the University of Wisconsin; and graduated from Union College in Chicago in 1874. He established his practice there in 1875. He was Chicago's city attorney and master in chancery before his nomination for mayor in 1891. As mayor, he presided over the development of the World's Fair (Columbian Exposition), which was instrumental in establishing Chicago as a world-class city. Additionally, he reformed the police department, worked to reduce utility rates, and strengthened the building codes. After leaving office in 1893, he was engaged in various business ventures and served on the Civil Service Commission of Chicago. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
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 Parents:
  Elihu Benjamin Washburne (1816 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Anne Clarke Washburne (1856 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Hempstead Washburne (1891 - 1962)*
  Annette Clarke Washburne (1898 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lakeside Section, Lot 62
 
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Originally Created by: Scott Maxwell
Record added: Mar 20, 2001
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