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 Elihu Benjamin Washburne

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Elihu Benjamin Washburne

  • Birth 23 Sep 1816 Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
  • Death 22 Oct 1887 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 6789407

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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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 20 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6789407
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elihu Benjamin Washburne (23 Sep 1816–22 Oct 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6789407, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .