U.S. Legislative Branch -Washburn, William Barrett - U.S. Congressman, MA

William Barrett Washburn:
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Born: January 31, 1820
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Birthplace: Winchendon Massachusetts
Father: Asa Washburn 1790 – 1824
Mother: Phebe Whitney 1797 – 1876
Wife:
Hannah A. Sweetser 1824 – 1906
(Buried: Green River Cemetery Greenfield Massachusetts)
Children:
Maria Augusta Washburn 1849 – 1851
(Buried: Green River Cemetery Greenfield Massachusetts)
William Nelson Washburn 1851 – 1917
(Buried: Green River Cemetery Greenfield Massachusetts)
George Sweetser Washburn 1854 – 1870
(Buried: Green River Cemetery Greenfield Massachusetts)
Anna R. Washburn Whitcomb 1856 – 1945
(Buried: Green River Cemetery Greenfield Massachusetts)
Clara Spencer Washburn Deane 1860 – 1944
(Buried: Green River Cemetery Greenfield Massachusetts)
Mary Nightingale Washburn 1861 – 1932
(Buried: Green River Cemetery Greenfield Massachusetts)


Political Party: Republican Party

Education:

1844: Graduated from Yale College

Occupation before War:

1844 – 1847: Store Clerk in Winchendon Massachusetts
1847 – 1857: Manufacturer in Erving Massachusetts
1849: Co – Founder of Franklin County Trust Company
1849 – 1858: Member of Board of Franklin County Trust Company
1850: Massachusetts State Senator
1853 – 1855: Massachusetts State Representative
1858 – 1887: President of Greenfield National Bank

Civil War Career:
1858 – 1887: President of Greenfield National Bank
1863 – 1871: United States Congressman from Massachusetts
1863 – 1865: Member of House Invalid Pensions Committee
1863 – 1865: Member of House Roads and Canals Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Claims Committee
1865 – 1867: Member of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee
1865: Supporter and Voter for the 13th​ Amendment to Constitution

Occupation after War:
1858 – 1887: President of Greenfield National Bank
1863 – 1871: United States Congressman from Massachusetts
1865 – 1869: Member of House Claims Committee
1865 – 1869: Member of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee
1866: Member of Union National Convention
1868: Voted in favor of Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
1869 – 1871 House Chairman of Claims Committee
1872 – 1874: Governor of Massachusetts
1874 – 1875: United States Senator from Massachusetts
1874 – 1875: Member of Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce
1874: Elected Senator to replace U.S. Senate Charles Sumner
1874 – 1875: Missed 53 of 284 Roll Call Votes in U.S. Senate
1875 – 1887: Trustee of Massachusetts Agricultural College
1875 – 1887: Trustee of Amherst College
1875 – 1887: Trustee of Smith College
1875 – 1887: Trustee of Yale College
1875 – 1887: Director of Connecticut River Railroad



Died:
October 5, 1887
Place of Death: Seated on Platform at Meeting of American Board of Commissioners for foreign Affairs in Springfield Massachusetts
Age at time of Death: 67 years old
Burial Place: Green River Cemetery Greenfield Massachusetts
 

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He won the special election in 1874 to fill the vacant seat of the recently deceased Charles Sumner who passed away on March 11, 1874.This was on the 33rd ballot by the state Senate and was the reason for his resignation as Governor.
 
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