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Melvin Riley Baldwin

  • Birth 12 Apr 1838 Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 15 Apr 1901 Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 6926234

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 .