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Thomas Andrew Osborn

The sixth Governor of Kansas and diplomat.

Background

  • Osborn, Thomas Andrew was born on October 26, 1836 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Carpenter and Elizabeth (Morris) Osborn.

  • Education

    • As a young man, he was apprenticed as a printer

      In 1856 he began to study law under a Meadville judge and was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1857.

    Career

    • In November of 1857, Osborn moved to Lawrence, Kansas where he became a compositor for the Herald of Freedom. The following year, Osborn was practicing law in Elwood, Kansas and was known to be a Republican and Free-State supporter. He was elected to the state senate in December, 1859. He became president of the senate in 1961 and presided over impeachment proceedings of the governor. Osborn was appointed U. S. Marshall and held that post from 1865 to 1867. Elected in 1872, and reelected in 1874, he was Governor of Kansas from 1873 to 1877.Osborn was Minister to Chili from 1877 to 1881 and Minister to Brazil from 1881 to 1885.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Methodist

    Membership

    • Republican Party (United States) , United States

    Connections

    • Married Julia Delahay, 1870, 1 child.
    • Wife: Julia Delahey
    Thomas Andrew Osborn
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    Died February 4, 1898
    (aged 61)
    Nationality
    • 1865 - 1867
      United States Marshall, United States Marshals Service
    • 1873 - 1877
      Governor of Kansas, United States Federal Government
    • 1877 - 1881
      Minister, United State Embassy in Chili
    • 1881 - 1885
      Minister, United State Embassy in Brasil

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