YOUNG, Thomas Lowry

YOUNG, Thomas Lowry
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1832–1888

Biography

YOUNG, Thomas Lowry, a Representative from Ohio; born in Killyleagh, County Down, Ireland, December 14, 1832; immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1847; enlisted in the United States Army as a musician and advanced through the ranks to first sergeant of Company A, Third Artillery, and served from March 25, 1848, to January 28, 1858; settled in Cincinnati and was instructor in the State reform school; during the Civil War was captain of Benton Cadets, Missouri Volunteers, September 6, 1861; resigned December 10, 1861; commissioned major of the One Hundred and Eighteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, September 17, 1862; lieutenant colonel April 17, 1863; colonel April 11, 1864; resigned September 14, 1864; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; assistant city auditor of Cincinnati in 1865; member of the State house of representatives 1866-1868; elected recorder of Hamilton County in 1867; appointed supervisor of internal revenue in 1868; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868; member of the State senate 1871-1873; Lieutenant Governor in 1875; Acting Governor of Ohio in 1877; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Patents (Forty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law; member of the board of public affairs of Cincinnati 1886-1888; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 20, 1888; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: 1877-1878, 0.25 cubic foot. A letter book and other papers, relating to Thomas Lowry Young's term as Acting Governor, including pardon requests, recommendations for appointments, warrants, resignations, bills, and quarterly reports. Contact repository for more information.
Microfilm: In the Selected Ohio Governors' Papers [microform], 1803-1882, 10 (35 mm.) microfilm reels and 34 (16 mm.) microfilm reels. Microfilm copies of nineteen manuscript collections in the Ohio Historical Society's holdings of the Ohio Governors' papers, microfilmed after being damaged in a 1951 fire. Original collections are restricted.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Young, Thomas Lowry. Oration by Gen. Thomas L. Young, at Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, on Decoration day, May 30, 1882. Washington, D.C.: E. W. Oyster, 1882.

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