Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Thacher, Timothy Dwight, scholar, statesman, editor and orator, was born in Hornsville, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1831, a son of Mowery Thacher, and descended from New England stock, being seven generations removed from his ancestor, Rev. Thomas Thacher, who landed at Boston in 1635, and was pastor of the Old South Church. He graduated from Union College at Schenectady, N. Y., in 1856 and campaigned that year on the platform for the new Republican party. In April, 1857, he came to Lawrence and began the publication of the Lawrence Republican, a free-state paper which figured prominently in state politics. He was married in that year to Miss Catherine Faulkner Angell, who died in 1858. He was a member of the Leavenworth constitutional convention held in the winter of 1857 and 1858. In 1861 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Heilman at Philadelphia, Pa. In 1863 he purchased the Journal of Commerce in Kansas City, to which place he moved, remaining there until 1865, when he disposed of the paper and went to Philadelphia. He was on the staff of the Evening Telegram for the next three years. In 1868 he returned to Lawrence and revived the Lawrence Republican, which had been destroyed by Quantrill's raid. The next year he combined it with the Kansas State Journal of Ottawa and the Ottawa Home Journal under the name of the Republican Daily Journal. In 1874 he was elected to the house of representatives, and seven years later a joint session of the legislature elected him state printer. In this office he served three terms, remaining in Topeka after his retirement from public life. He died Jan. 17, 1894.

Pages 803-804 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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