Mayor of Chicago, 1891-1893
- Republican Party
- Elected 32nd mayor of Chicago April 7, 1891; defeated DeWitt Clinton Cregier (Democrat), Carter Henry Harrison III (Independent-Democrat), Thomas J. Morgan (Socialist) and Elmer Washburn (Citizens’ Party)
- Inauguration: April 27, 1891
- Born November 11, 1851 in Galena, Ill.
- Studied metaphysics at University of Bonn, Germany
- Graduated from Union College of Law (now Northwestern Law School) in 1876
- Appointed master in chancery of the Superior Court in 1880
- Married Miss Annie M. Clarke in 1883; together they had four children.
- Elected Chicago city attorney in 1885
- Died April 13, 1918 in Chicago
- Buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago
- Andreas, A.T. History of Chicago: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. A.T. Andreas, 1884–86.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- "H. Washburne, Once Mayor of Chicago, Dies." Chicago Daily Tribune, April 14, 1918, p. 14.
- "Men of Affairs to be at Bier of Washburne." Chicago Daily Tribune, April 15, 1918, p. 9.