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Three Washburn brothers sit in the Thirty-Fourth Congress

Elihu Benjamin Washburne, detail
First the first time in history, three brothers, all representing different states, sat in the House of Representatives as the Thirty-Fourth Congress opened. They were Isaac Washburn of Maine, Elihu Benjamin Washburne of Illinois, who spells his name slightly differently, and Cadwallader Colden Washburn of Wisconsin. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 545.


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