About this Famous Person
Cadwallader C. WASHBURN
American businessman, politician, and soldier noted for founding what would later become General Mills
Source : Tim DOWLING
Washburn was born in Livermore, Maine, the son of Martha (née Benjamin) and Israel Washburn. Washburn attended school in Wiscasset, Maine, and later taught there in 1838–1839. In 1839 he moved to Davenport, Iowa. There he helped in the geological survey of the state before moving to Rock Island, Illinois to study law. In 1840 he was elected surveyor of Rock Island County. Two years later, he was admitted to the bar and moved to Mineral Point, Wisconsin where he began a legal practice.