Henry Stevenson Washburn

1813 - 1903


Born in Providence, Rhode Island and residing most of his life in Massachusetts, Henry Stevenson Washburn studied at Brown University and served as both a Representative and a Senator in the Massachusetts State Legislature.

In addition to his work as a legislator, Washburn wrote poetry, including the text to George F. Root's popular song "The Vacant Chair" and Lyman Heath's "The Burial of Mrs. Judson."

--Christie Finn

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