Thomas Burr Osborne, American congressman. member Conn; member United States Ho; member Conn.
Born in Easton, Connecticut (called Weston at the time), the son of Jeremiah and Anna (Sherwood) Osborne, he was graduated from Yale College in 1817. He was married to Elizabeth Huntington Dimon, daughter of Ebenezer Dimon.
Graduated from Yale, 1817. Studied law.
Their daughter Mary Elizabeth Osborne married Henry B. Harrison, Governor of Connecticut from 1885 to 1887. Their son Arthur Dimon Osborne (April 17, 1828 – April 14, 1920) was a lawyer, law professor at Yale University, and president of the Second National Bank of New Haven. He was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Fairfield, Connecticut.
He served as clerk of the county and superior courts 1826–1839. Osborne was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 4, 1843). He served as chairman of the Committee on Patents (Twenty-seventh Congress).
He served in the Connecticut Senate in 1844, and the same year was appointed judge of the Fairfield County Court, which office he held for several years. He served as judge of probate for Fairfield district in 1851. He moved to New Haven in 1854.
Osborne was a Professor at Yale Law School from 1855 until 1865, when he resigned. He died in New Haven, Connecticut and was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.
He also served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives and Connecticut Senate. He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1836. He was again a member of the state House of Representatives in 1850.