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 Thomas Ward Osborn

Thomas Ward Osborn

Birth
Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 18 Dec 1898 (aged 65)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot New Yard Section, Lot 690
Memorial ID 23054 · View Source
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US Senator. Born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, he moved to New York in 1842, graduated from Madison University in 1860, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861. With the advent of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and rose to the rank of Colonel in command of Battery D, 1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery. After the war, he moved to Florida, commenced the practice of law and was appointed assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees and Freedmen for Florida, (1865-66). He was appointed register in bankruptcy in 1867 and was a member of the Florida State constitutional convention in 1868. In 1868, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served until 1873. Not a candidate for reelection, he served as United States commissioner at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. In 1876, he moved to New York City and resumed the practice of law until his death at age 65.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 13 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23054
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Ward Osborn (9 Mar 1833–18 Dec 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23054, citing Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .