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 Horace Austin

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Horace Austin

  • Birth 15 Oct 1831 Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 1905 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Block 41, Lot 17
  • Memorial ID 6854288

Minnesota Governor. A graduate of a Litchfield Academy Maine, he taught school briefly before studying law, was admitted to the bar, then moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and practiced law. During the Sioux Rebellion in 1862, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. After his military service, he was a judge of the Sixth Judicial District, (1865-69). In 1870, he was elected as a Republican the 6th Governor of Minnesota, serving until 1874. While office, the state board of health was established, seventeen new counties were formed, the state constitution was revised and passenger-freight rate regulations were promoted. After his term, he served as the third auditor of the U.S. Treasury, as the registrar of the U.S. Land Office in Fargo, North Dakota and was a member of the Minnesota railroad commission, (1887-91).

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David McGuire
  • Added: 14 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6854288
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Austin (15 Oct 1831–2 Nov 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6854288, citing Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .