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Thomas Carney
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2nd Governor of Kansas
In office
January 12, 1863 – January 9, 1865
Lieutenant Thomas Andrew Osborn
Preceded by Charles L. Robinson
Succeeded by Samuel J. Crawford
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
Personal details
Born August 20, 1824
Delaware County, Ohio
Died July 28, 1888(1888-07-28) (aged 63)
Leavenworth, Kansas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rebecca Ann Canaday
Profession farmer, dry-goods merchant, wholesaler, banker

Thomas Carney (August 20, 1824 – July 28, 1888) was the second Governor of Kansas.

Biography

Carney was born in Delaware County, Ohio. His parents were James and Jane (Ostrander) Carney. James died in 1828, making his wife a widow, and it left four young sons without a father. Thomas stayed at home, farming with his mother, until he turned 19 years old. He studied in Berkshire, Ohio. He lived there with an uncle. He worked in mercantile businesses. He created a successful wholesale business in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was elected to the Kansas Legislature in 1861. He married Rebecca Ann Cannady on November 13, 1861.

Career

After he was State Representative, Carney was elected Governor of Kansas. He was governor from 1863 through 1865. While he was governor, he focused on developing the state and solving the problems caused by the Civil War. He was elected Mayor of Leavenworth in 1865. He created the First National Bank of Leavenworth. He was also director of the Lawrence and Fort Gibson Railroad Company. He continued in business until 1875.

Death

Carney died on July 28, 1888 in Leavenworth, Kansas. He died of apoplexy. He is buried in Leavenworth in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

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