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Charles Branscomb
Kansas Territorial representative
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
In office
United States consul to England
In office
Personal details
Born (1822-06-16)June 16, 1822
Newmarket, New Hampshire
Died January 3, 1891(1891-01-03) (aged 68)
Denver, Colorado
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Georgia Hubbard Branscomb (first)
Emily Taylor Branscomb (second)
Education Dartmouth College (B.A.)
Cambridge Law School (J.D.)

Charles Henry Branscomb (June 16, 1822 – January 3, 1891) was a person in the New England Emigrant Aid Society. He and Charles L. Robinson helped create the city of Lawrence, Kansas in 1854.


Branscomb was born in Newmarket, New Hampshire on June 16, 1822. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1845, and he graduated from Cambridge in 1848. In the 1850s, he joined the New England Emigrant Aid Company.

In 1854, he and Charles Robinson went to the Kansas Territory. They were looking for a good place to make a city. They found a place, and it became Lawrence, Kansas. He led the first people to Lawrence.

In the 1860s, Branscomb moved to St. Louis. In 1874, he came back to Lawrence. He ran for Governor of Kansas, but he lost. In 1890, he moved to Denver, Colorado. He died on January 3, 1891 of pneumonia.

Election history

Governor's election in Kansas, 1886
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Martin 149,715 54.74
Democratic Thomas Moonlight 115,667 42.29
Prohibition Charles Branscomb 8,094 2.96
Total votes 273,476 99.99
Republican hold
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