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William D. Washburn
William D. Washburn

William Drew Washburn (January 14, 1831July 29, 1912) was an American politician. He served in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate as a Republican from Minnesota. Three of his seven brothers became politicians: Elihu B. Washburne, Cadwallader C. Washburn, and Israel Washburn, Jr. He was also cousin of Dorilus Morrison, the first mayor of Minneapolis. As you can see, he was the only one in the Washburn family without a wierd-ass Voodoo name. http://bioguide. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... Elihu Benjamin Washburne (September 23, 1816–October 22/23, 1887) was one of seven brothers that played a prominent role early in the formation of the United States Republican Party and the Lincoln and Grant administrations. ... Cadwallader C. Washburn Cadwallader Colden Washburn (April 22, 1818–May 15, 1882) was an American businessman, politician, and soldier noted for founding what would later become General Mills and working in government for Wisconsin. ... Israel Washburn, Jr. ... Dorilus Morrison (December 27, 1814–June 26, 1898) was a banker, businessman, and politician who lived in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... This is a list of Mayors of Minneapolis, Minnesota Categories: Lists of mayors ... A large sequined voodoo banner by the artist George Valris The term Voodoo (Vodun in Benin; also Vodou or other phonetically equivalent spellings in Haiti; Vudu in the Dominican Republic) is applied to the branches of a West African ancestor-based theist-animist religious tradition. ...


Washburn was born in Livermore, Maine. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota around 1857 to practice law and work for the Minneapolis Milling Company (founded by his brother Cadwallader). His business ventures in lumber and flour milling allowed him to amass a large fortune, and by the 1880s, he was among the wealthiest men in Minnesota. He built a mansion known as "Fair Oaks" in 1883. It was designed by E. Townsend Mix, who also designed Minneapolis's Metropolitan Building, and the outdoor landscape was laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted. The grounds included an artificial stream leading to a pond, a rustic footbridge, a greenhouse, and a carriage house. The home was demolished in 1924 to make way for a park, although the region is now part of the Washburn-Fair Oaks Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Livermore is a town located in Androscoggin County, Maine. ... Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and the county seat of Hennepin County. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... General Mills NYSE: GIS is a corporation, mainly concerned with food products, that is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ... Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ... An ingredient used in many foods, flour is a fine powder made from cereals or other starchy food sources. ... // Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Metropolitan Building in November 1960 The Metropolitan Building, originally known as the Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building, is considered to be one of the most architecturally-significant structures in the history of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822–August 28, 1903) was a United States landscape architect, famous for designing many well known urban parks, including Central Park in New York, New York, the countrys oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways in Buffalo, New York, the countrys oldest... A pond is a body of water smaller than a lake. ... ... A greenhouse in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...


He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1878 and served from March 4, 1879 to March 3, 1885. He was elected to the Senate in 1888 and served from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1895. 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


He died in Minneapolis.


References

  • The Washburn-Fair Oaks Historic District: History and Walking Tour. Hennepin History Museum.


Preceded by:
Dwight M. Sabin
U.S. Senator from Minnesota
1889 – 1895
Succeeded by:
Knute Nelson


Categories: Stub | 1843 births | 1902 deaths | United States Senators ... Minnesota was admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. ... Knute Nelson Knute Nelson (February 2, 1843–April 28, 1923) was an American politician. ...


 
 

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