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author , lawyer

Richard Burleigh Kimball, American author, lawyer.

Background

Kimball, Richard Burleigh was born on October 11, 1816 in Plainfield, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Richard and Mary (Marsh) Kimball.

Education

Graduate Dartmouth, 1834, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1873.

Career

Admitted to Waterford (New York) bar, 1836. Practiced in New York City, 1836-1854. Founder Kimball (Texas), early 1850’s.

Built part of Galveston, Houston & Henderson R.R. (1st railroad in Texas), president, 1854-1860. Best known novel: St. Leger. Or the Threads of Life (appeared in Knickerbocker Magazine to which he often contributed), 1849-1850.

Other works include: Cuba and the Cubans, 1850. Romance of Student Life Abroad, 1857.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, lawyer.

Connections

Married Julia Tomlinson, April.

father:
Richard Kimball

mother:
Mary (Marsh) Kimball

spouse:
Julia Tomlinson