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Thomas Andrew Osborn

Thomas OsbornPolitician, governor. Republican. Born: October 26, 1836, Meadville, Pennsylvania. Died: February 4, 1898, Pennsylvania. Served as lieutenant governor: January 12, 1863 - January 9, 1865. Served as 6th governor of Kansas January 13, 1873, to January 8, 1877.

Born at Meadville, Pennsylvania, on October 26, 1836, Thomas Osborn moved to Kansas during the 1850s. After two terms in the state house (1873-1877), Osborn served as minister to Chile and Brazil under Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and James A. Garfield. He served as president of the Kansas Historical Society in 1890. The former governor died in Pennsylvania on February 4, 1898.

Entry: Osborn, Thomas Andrew

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: March 2016

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