Elihu Benjamin Washburne
Contributed by Washburn Norlands Living History Center
Elihu Benjamin Washburne (1816-1887), son of Israel and Martha (Benjamin) Washburn, was best known for his personal and political friendships with Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant.
He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois in 1852 and he stayed there until 1869. In 1869, he became U.S. Minister to France and served until 1877.
- Title: Elihu Benjamin Washburne
- Creator: Aimee Dupont
- Creation Date: circa 1870
- Subject Date: circa 1870
- Town: Livermore
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Carte de visite
- Collection: Washburn-Norlands Photo Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Washburn Norlands Living History Center
290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
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LC Subject Headings
Washburn, Elihu Benjamin, 1816-1887--Portrait photographs
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Friends & associates
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885--Friends & associates
Washburn, Elihu Benjamin, 1816-1887--Friends & associates
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