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Elihu Benjamin Washburne was an American politician and diplomat. A member of the Washburn family of Maine, which played a prominent role in the early formation of the United States Republican Party, he served as a congressman from Illinois before and during the American Civil War, and was a political ally of President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant. Wikipedia*

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U.S. Representative, R-IL 3rd December 7, 1863 - March 3, 1871 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, R-IL 1st December 7, 1857 - December 6, 1863 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Opposition-IL 1st December 3, 1855 - March 3, 1857 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Whig-IL 1st December 5, 1853 - March 3, 1855 Videos: 0

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