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Augustus Osborn Bourn
Birth: Oct. 1, 1834
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1925

Ambassador/Governor. Born on a Wednesday to pioneering rubber manufacturer George Osborn Bourn and his wife Huldah Batty Eddy. He attended public schools eventually graduating from Brown University in 1855. He immediately entered the rubber business in which his father was the senior partner. Upon his fathers death in 1859 he assumed the role of senior partner. He married Elizabeth Roberts Morrill on February 26, 1863 and would eventually have 3 boys and 2 girls. He formed the National Rubber Company, the forerunner to present day Uniroyal. His political career began in 1876 when he was elected as a Republican to the Rhode Island State Senate from Bristol RI. He served in that capacity from 1876 to 1883 when the Republican State Committee nominated him for Governor and he defeated William Sprague 13068 votes to 10201. He was reelected in 1884, receiving 15936 votes defeating Thomas Segar who got only 9592 votes and again served in the Rhode Island State Senate from 1886 to 1888. From 1889 to 1893 he served as Counsel General to Italy, having been appointed by President Harrison. He died on a Wednesday at the age of 90, ten years to the date after his wife died. (bio by: Matthew Fatale) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Osborn Bourn (1809 - 1859)
  Huldah Battey Eddy Bourn (1815 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Robarts Morrill Bourn (1838 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  Augustus Osborn Bourn (1865 - 1933)*
  George Osborn Bourn (1874 - 1886)*
  Elizabeth Robarts Bourn (1874 - 1950)*
  Alice Mansfield Wentworth Bourn (1875 - 1964)*
  Stephen Wentworth Bourn (1877 - 1941)*
 
 Sibling:
  Augustus Osborn Bourn (1834 - 1925)
  Emma Elliot Bourn (1839 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Group 176 Lot 2
 
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Record added: Aug 02, 1998
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Augustus Osborn Bourn
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Augustus Osborn Bourn
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Augustus Osborn Bourn
Added by: Matthew Fatale
 
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