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 Elihu Benjamin Washburne

Elihu Benjamin Washburne

Birth
Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Death 22 Oct 1887 (aged 71)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6789407 · View Source
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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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A close friend of Abraham Lincoln from Illinois and the only one to meet the train on Lincoln's arrival in Washington for his inauguration.


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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 .