YOUNG, Thomas Lowry, (1832 - 1888)


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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.