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Hempstead Washburne

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Name  Hempstead Washburne
Grandparents  Israel Washburn
Residence  Chicago, Illinois
Party  Republican Party

Political party  Republican
Parents  Elihu B. Washburne
Role  Former Mayor of Chicago
Uncles  Charles Ames Washburn
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Born  November 11, 1851 (1851-11-11)
Died  April 13, 1918, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Previous office  Mayor of Chicago (1891–1893)

Preceded by  DeWitt Clinton Cregier
Succeeded by  Carter Harrison, Sr.

Hempstead Washburne (November 11, 1852 – April 13, 1918) was a Republican attorney and politician who served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1891 to 1893. He was the son of Elihu B. Washburne.



Hempstead Washburne was born in Galena, Illinois on November 11, 1851, and attended Maine's Kents Hill School. He studied at the University of Bonn in Germany, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1874. In 1875, he completed supplemental legal education at Union College of Law (now Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law).

Washburne practiced law in Chicago. In 1880 he was appointed master in chancery for the Superior Court. In 1885 he was elected Chicago city attorney. He was reelected in 1887, but declined to run again in 1889. From 1891 to 1893 Washburne served as mayor. As mayor, he presided over development of the World's Columbian Exposition.

After leaving the mayor's office, Washburne resumed practicing law, and became active in several business ventures. He also stayed active in government by serving on Chicago's civil service commission. He suffered a stroke and died in Chicago on April 13, 1918. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery.


In 1883 Washburne married to Annie M. Clarke (1856-1939), a stage actress and the daughter of a prominent Chicago banker; they were the parents of four children.


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