E. B. Washburne Letters
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Letters of a U.S. Representative. Six of the letters were sent to the Daily Globe (Washington, D.C.) office and requested copies of the Globe be sent to his constituents and charged to his Daily Globe allotment. One of the letters was sent to the Commissioner of Pensions.
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Elihu Benjamin Washburne, a Representative in the U.S. Congress from Illinois, was born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, in 1816. He was an assistant editor of the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and studied law at Harvard Law School in 1839. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and moved to Galena, Illinois where he practiced law. He 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, when he resigned. He served as Minister to France until 1877. He died in Chicago in 1887.
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