Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Young, Thomas Lowry

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YOUNG, Thomas Lowry, soldier, b. in Killyleagh, Ireland, 14 Dec., 1832; d. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 20, July, 1888. He came to this country at an early age, served in the U.S. army during the last year of the war with Mexico, and afterward taught in Cincinnati. He entered the National army at the beginning of the civil war, and was promoted colonel, but, having contracted disease in the Atlanta campaign, he was honorably discharged September, 1864, and was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers, 13 March, 1865. He was graduated at Cincinnati law-school, admitted to the bar in 1865, the same year was appointed assistant city auditor of Cincinnati, and was elected a member of the state house of representatives for a term of two years. He was elected recorder of Hamilton county in 1867, appointed a supervisor of internal revenue in 1868, and was a delegate to the National Republican convention the same year. He was elected state senator in 1871, lieutenant-governor in 1875, and in 1877 became governor after Rutherford B. Hayes was chosen president. He served in congress in 1878-'82, and in 1886 was appointed a member of the board of public affairs of Cincinnati, which office he held at his death.