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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.

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  • 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
(207) 897-4366
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