Elihu B. Washburne

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(23 September, 1816 -- 23 October, 1887) Washburne was an American editor, lawyer, and politician. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, Washburne was admitted to the bar in 1840 and moved to Illinois. Washburne was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1853 to March 6, 1869. Washburne was appointed as Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Grant, but resigned a few days afterward to accept a diplomatic mission to France. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Illinois Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Illinois Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Illinois Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Illinois Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Illinois Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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