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John Milton Thayer, American lawyer.

Background

Thayer, John Milton was born on January 24, 1820 in Bellingham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Elias and Ruth Thayer.

Education

Graduate Brown University. Studied law; admitted to Nebraska bar.

Career

Brigadier general and major general Territorial forces operating against Indians, 1855-1861. Captured Pawnees and placed them on reservation, 1859. Colonel and brigadier general United States vols., 1861-1865.

Assisted General Sherman in operations against Vicksburg. United States senator, 1867-1871. Governor Wyoming Ty., 1875-1879.

Department commander G.A.R., Nebraska, 1886. Governor Nebraska, 1887-1893. Home: Lincoln, Neb.

Connections

Married Mary Torrey Allen, 1843.

father:
Elias Thayer

mother:
Ruth Thayer

spouse:
Mary Torrey Allen