William B. Washburn

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(31 January, 1820 -- 5 October, 1887) Washburn was an American politician. Born in Winchendon, Worcester County, Mass., Washburn was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4th, 1863 to December 5th, 1871 when he was elected governor (1872-1874). After his resignation, Washburn was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Sumner and served from April 17th, 1874 to March 3th, 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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