Florence Eugene Baldwin

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Florence Eugene Baldwin (March 7, 1825 – November 3, 1886) was a member of the Minnesota State Senate,[1] and was the first Recording Secretary and a founding member of Phi Alpha Literary Society.[2][3][4]

Baldwin was born in Bethany, Pennsylvania. He attended McKendree College, then moved to Illinois College in 1844. While at Illinois College he was a founding member of Phi Alpha Literary Society, and served on the three man committee that prepared its constitution.[5] In 1851, he married Elizabeth Wilkinson, with whom he ultimately fathered 11 children. He was elected to the Minnesota State Senate on October 11, 1859 and served from 1859 to 1861.[6] He also served several terms as a county attorney. He died in St. Cloud, Minnesota.[7]