Melvin Riley Baldwin

Melvin Riley Baldwin

Birth
Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 15 Apr 1901 (aged 63)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 6926234 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 13 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6926234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin Riley Baldwin (12 Apr 1838–15 Apr 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6926234, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .