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Thomas Carney

Thomas CarneyPolitician, governor. Republican. Born: August 20, 1824, Delaware County, Ohio. Died: July 28, 1888, Leavenworth, Kansas. Served as 2nd Governor of Kansas: January 12, 1863, to January 9, 1865.

The state's second governor, Thomas Carney, was the first of six native Ohioans to serve as Kansas' chief executive. Carney was denied a second term in 1864 and returned to Leavenworth to pursue generally successful business enterprises. He died in Leavenworth at age 63 on July 28, 1888.

Entry: Carney, Thomas

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: March 2016

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