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Elihu Washburne

Elihu Benjamin Washburne

State of Residency: Illinois
Appointment: Mar 5, 1869
Entry on Duty: Mar 5, 1869
Termination of Appointment: Mar 16, 1869
Presidency: Grant

As Secretary of State



Foreign Travels



Profile
Born: September 23, 1816
Died: October 22, 1887
Married: Adele Gratiot
Education: attended common schools; Harvard Law School
Occupation: Lawyer


Government Positions


Notable Events

  • Engaged in historical and literart pursuits

  • Was unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1800

  • Was President of the Chicago Historical Society 1884-1887


  • Previous Secretary of State: William Seward
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