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Franklin Corwin (January 12, 1818 – June 15, 1879) was a United States Representative from Illinois.

Franklin Corwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byJesse Hale Moore
Succeeded byAlexander Campbell
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
Personal details
Born(1818-01-12)January 12, 1818
Lebanon, Ohio
DiedJune 15, 1879(1879-06-15) (aged 61)
Peru, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

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.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Franklin Corwin (id: C000789)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jesse H. Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district

1873-1875
Succeeded by
Alexander Campbell