May 14, 1882 Cadwallader C. Washburn, Wisconsin's 11th governor, died on May 14, 1882. He was born on April 22, 1818 in Livermore, Maine, a descendant of early settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. As a young lawyer he moved to Mineral Point in 1842 to set up a law practice and land agency and banking business. He was elected to Congress for six years, after which he fought in the Civil War and rose to the rank of major-general. He returned to La Crosse and served another term in Congress. He was elected governor in 1871 but was defeated in 1873.