Eugene Beauharnais Payne, American lawyer; government official. Member Illinois legislature, 1866-1869.
Payne, Eugene Beauharnais was born on April 15, 1835 in Seneca Falls, New York, United States. Son of Thomas H. and Susannah N. S. Payne.
Nephew late United States Senator Henry B. Payne). Educated Waukegan, Illinois, Academy. Graduate law department Northwestern University, 1860.
Admitted to bar, 1860.
Organized 1st company of Union troops at Waukegan, Illinois, April 16, 1861. Served through Civil war as Second lieutenant, captain, major and lieutenant colonel, 37th Illinois vols. Bvtd. brigadier general United States vols.