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Charles Grenfill WASHBURN

(1857-1928)

WASHBURN, Charles Grenfill, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Worcester, Mass., January 28, 1857; was graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1875 and from Harvard University in 1880; studied law; was admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1887; connected with various manufacturing enterprises in Worcester; member of the State house of representatives in 1897 and 1898; served in the State senate in 1899 and 1900; member of the committee to revise the corporation laws of Massachusetts in 1902; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1904 and 1916; was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rockwood Hoar; reelected to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses and served from December 18, 1906, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; president of the Washburn Co. of Worcester, Mass., until his death at Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., May 25, 1928; interment in Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.

Bibliography

Haynes, George Henry. The Life of Charles G. Washburn. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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