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Franklin Corwin

Born: Jan 12, 1818

Death: Jun 15, 1879

Birthplace: Lebanon

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Franklin Corwin

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1818
Date of Death : Jun 15, 1879
Birth Place : Lebanon

Franklin Corwin was a United States Representative from Illinois. Born in Lebanon, Ohio, he attended private schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1839, practicing in Wilmington, Ohio. He served in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly. He moved to Peru, Illinois in 1857, and later became a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, serving as speaker. He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1874, and resumed the practice of law in Peru. He died there in June 1879, aged 61. Corwin was the nephew of U.S. Representatives Moses Bledso Corwin and Thomas Corwin.


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  • Politician
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