Osborn, Thomas Andrew
- Thomas Schoonover
Osborn, Thomas Andrew (26 October 1836–04 February 1898), lawyer, politician, and diplomat, was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the son of Carpenter Osborn and Elizabeth Morris. Nothing is known about what his parents did for a living. Osborn learned the printing trade in Meadville and attended the preparatory department of Allegheny College from 1855 to 1857. He read for the law in 1856. In 1857 he moved to Pontiac, Michigan, where he was admitted to the bar. He left Pontiac in late 1857 and settled in Lawrence, Kansas, where he worked as a print compositor and occasional acting editor of the ...