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 Onslow Stearns

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Onslow Stearns

Birth
Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Dec 1878 (aged 68)
Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot 68 north addution
Memorial ID 6681015 View Source
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New Hampshire Governor. Born in Billerica, Massachussetts, he became a successful railroad contractor, overseeing the construction of tracks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. He moved to New Hampshire to hold executive positions for several railroads. His interest in politics led to him being elected to the state senate in 1862. He was elected governor in 1869 and served until 1871. While governor he reduced the state's post-Civil War debt by one third and state taxes by nearly one half.

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