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Cadwallader C. WASHBURN

American Cadwallader C. WASHBURN

born Cadwallader Colden WASHBURN

American businessman, politician, and soldier noted for founding what would later become General Mills

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Born: on April 22, 1818 in Livermore, Maine, USA
Died: on May 15, 1882 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA


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.

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