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Cadwallader C. Washburn
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11th Governor of Wisconsin
In office
January 1, 1872 – January 5, 1874
Lieutenant Milton Pettit
Preceded by Lucius Fairchild
Succeeded by William Robert Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by Walter D. McIndoe
Succeeded by Jeremiah McLain Rusk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861
Preceded by Ben C. Eastman
Succeeded by Luther Hanchett
Personal details
Cadwallader Colden Washburn

(1818-04-22)April 22, 1818
Livermore, Massachusetts
(now Livermore, Maine)
Died May 14, 1882(1882-05-14) (aged 64)
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Resting place Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Political party Republican
  • Jeannette Garr
  • (died 1909)
  • Jeanette Garr (Kelsey)
  • (b. 1850; died 1931)
Mother Martha Benjamin Washburn
Father Israel Washburn, Sr.
  • Israel Washburn, Jr. (brother)
  • Elihu B. Washburne (brother)
  • William D. Washburn (brother)
  • Charles Ames Washburn (brother)
  • Albert Kelsey (grandson)
  • Dorilus Morrison (cousin)
  • Ganem W. Washburn (cousin)
Profession lawyer, politician
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862–1865
Rank Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major General
  • 2nd Reg. Wis. Vol. Cavalry
  • 1st Div, XIII Corps
Battles/wars American Civil War

Cadwallader Colden Washburn (April 22, 1818 – May 14, 1882) was an American businessman, politician, and soldier who founded a mill that later became General Mills. A member of the Washburn family of Maine, he was a U.S. Congressman and governor of Wisconsin, and served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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