Osborne, Henry Zenas, 1848-1923

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Henry Z. Osborne (1848-1923), child of Zenas Osborne and Juliaette Bristol Osborne, was born in new Lebanon, N.Y., on October 4, 1848. From New York, Osborne moved to New Orleans, where he worked as a printer, reporter, and newspaper correspondent before moving to California. Osborne spent the majority of his adult life in California, residing in Bodie until the early 1880's when he moved to Los Angeles. While in Bodie and Los Angeles, Osborne was active in publishing, politics and mining ventures. He was the editor of the Los Angeles Evening Express and served as a mining correspondent for several other major newspapers. A devoted member of the Republican Party, Osborne was active in the political campaigns of his friends and fellow Republicans as well as his own political career. From 1890-1894 Osborne was the U.S. Collector of Customs for Los Angeles County and was appointed to a U.S. Marshallship under President McKinley's administration. After some unsuccessful attempts at gaining public office, Osborne was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1917, a body he actively served until his death on February 8, 1923. Osborne was also a devoted family man to wife Nellie (Helen Annas) Osborne and his children Sherril, Henry, Clarence, Raymond, and Edith.

From the description of Addenda of Henry Z. Osborne, 1875-1994 (bulk 1900-1920). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 551756075

Henry Z. Osborne (1848-1923) was born in New York and spent most of his adult life in California, residing in Bodie before moving on to Los Angeles. Osborne was active in publishing, politics and mining ventures both in California and nationally. He was the editor of the Los Angeles Evening Express as well as an active Republican and a mining enthusiast. He had a long and varied political career which included a U.S. Collector of Customs post (1890-1894), a U.S. Marshallship (1898-1906), and a congressional seat (1917-1923). In 1872 Osborne married Nellie (Helen Annas) Osborne with whom he had five children - Sherrill B. Osborne, Henry Z. Osborne, Clarence B. Osborne, Raymond G. Osborne and Edith Osborne Stahl.

From the description of Papers of Henry Z. Osborne, 1878-1924. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122644111

Henry Zenas Osborne was editor of the Los Angeles Evening Express and California state representative from 1917 until his death in 1923.

From the description of Henry Z. Osborne miscellaneous papers, 1892-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 704537610

From the guide to the Henry Z. Osborne papers, 1892-1921, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Osborne was born on Oct. 4, 1848 in New Lebanon, NY; after a public school training, he became an apprentice in the office of the Christian advocate in Buffalo, and then the Republican in Cazenovia; enlisted as a private in the Civil War; worked as a printer in various newspaper offices until 1874; became New Orleans correspondent for the Chicago tribune (1873-78); elected president of the New Orleans Typographical Union in 1874, and first vice-president of the International Typographical Union in 1876; went to Bodie, CA in 1878, where he edited and managed the Daily standard; founded the Bodie Daily Free Press; moved to Los Angeles in 1884, purchasing the Evening Republican, and later consolidating it with the Evening express, which he directed until 1897; served as receiver of public moneys of the Bodie land district, collector of customs of the LA district, and US Marshal of the southern district of CA; appointed commissioner of the board of public works of LA; elected as a Republican to Congress in 1916; appointed to committee on appropriations in 1922, benefiting his constituency; became president of the LA Chamber of Commerce and the Sunset Club and vice-president of the American Institute of Mining Engineers; he died in LA on Feb. 8, 1923.

From the description of Papers, 1869-1947. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 41443654

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Osborne was born on October 4, 1848 in New Lebanon, New York; after a public school training, he became an apprentice in the office of the Christian Advocate in Buffalo, and then the Republican in Cazenovia; enlisted as a private in the Civil War; worked as a printer in various newspaper offices until 1874; became New Orleans correspondent for the Chicago Tribune (1873-78); elected president of the New Orleans Typographical Union in 1874, and first vice-president of the International Typographical Union in 1876; went to Bodie, California in 1878, where he edited and managed the Daily Standard ; founded the Bodie Daily Free Press ; moved to Los Angeles in 1884, purchasing the Evening Republican, and later consolidating it with the Evening Express, which he directed until 1897; served as receiver of public moneys of the Bodie land district, collector of customs of the Los Angeles district, and U.S. Marshal of the southern district of California; appointed commissioner of the board of public works of Los Angeles; elected as a Republican to Congress in 1916; appointed to committee on appropriations in 1922, benefiting his constituency; became president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the Sunset Club and vice-president of the American Institute of Mining Engineers; he died in Los Angeles on February 8, 1923.

From the guide to the Henry Zenas Osborne Papers, 1869-1947, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Osborne, Henry Zenas, 1848-1923. Henry Zenas Osborne papers, 1870-1922. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Osborne family papers, 1871-1950 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Osborne-Montague family papers, 1847-1992 (bulk 1890-1945). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Osborne-Montague family papers, Bulk, 1890-1945, 1847-1992 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Osborne, Henry Zenas, 1848-1923. Papers, 1869-1947. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Osborne family. Osborne family papers, 1871-1950 (inclusive), 1893-1911 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Osborne, Henry Zenas, 1848-1923. Papers of Henry Z. Osborne, 1878-1924. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Henry Zenas Osborne Papers, 1869-1947 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Osborne, Henry Zenas, 1848-1923. Addenda of Henry Z. Osborne, 1875-1994 (bulk 1900-1920). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Osborne-Montague family papers, 1847-1992 (bulk 1890-1945). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Bodie (Calif.) Papers, 1879-1963, 1879-1910 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf Osborne, Henry Zenas, 1848-1923. Henry Z. Osborne miscellaneous papers, 1892-1921. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Osborne-Montague family papers, Bulk, 1890-1945, 1847-1992 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Collection of Bodie (Calif.), 1879-1963 (bulk 1879-1910). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Henry Z. Osborne papers, 1892-1921 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Osborne family. Osborne family papers, 1871-1950 (inclusive), 1893-1911 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922. person
associatedWith Bulla, Robert N. (Robert Nelson), 1850-1935. person
associatedWith Bussey, Cynis, 1833-1915. person
associatedWith Central Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Crocker, Charles Frederick. person
associatedWith DeYoung, M. H. person
associatedWith Diehl, Charles Sanford, b. 1854. person
associatedWith Estee, Morris M. (Morris March), 1833-1903. person
associatedWith Gage, Henry T. person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929. person
associatedWith Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904. person
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associatedWith Kilburn, Paris. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham,1809-1865. person
associatedWith Markham, H. H. (Henry Harrison), 1840-1923. person
associatedWith McClatchy, V. S. (Valentine Stuart), 1857-1938. person
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associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
associatedWith McLachlan, James, 1852-1940. person
associatedWith McLaughlin, Frank, 1840?-1907. person
associatedWith Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925. person
associatedWith Mills, William H. person
associatedWith Osborne, Carrie. person
associatedWith Osborne, Clarence. person
associatedWith Osborne, Edgar. person
associatedWith Osborne, Edith. person
associatedWith Osborne, Ernest. person
associatedWith Osborne family. family
associatedWith Osborne family. family
associatedWith Osborne, Henry Z. person
associatedWith Osborne, Juliette Bristol. person
associatedWith Osborne, Nellie Helen Annas. person
associatedWith Osborne, Raymond. person
associatedWith Osborne, Sherrill B. person
associatedWith Osborne, Zenas. person
associatedWith Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917. person
associatedWith Perkins, George C. (George Clement), 1839-1923. person
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associatedWith Reid, John C. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Seamans, William Henry, 1834-1902. person
associatedWith Sheehan, John F. person
associatedWith Sherriff, Abigail Osborne. person
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associatedWith Southern Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Spreckels, John Diedrich, b. 1853. person
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associatedWith White Cloud Mining Company. corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
California
Bodie (Calif.)
California
Arizona
California
California--Trinity County
California--Los Angeles
California--Los Angeles
United States
United States
California
Arizona
California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.)
United States
Subject
Civic leaders--Archival resources
Legislators--Archival resources
Candidates, political--California
Mines and Mineral Resources
Newspaper editors--Archives
Legislators--Archives
Political candidates
Patronage, Political
Journalism
Gold mines and mining
Newspaper editors--Archival resources
Public officers--Selection and appointment
Occupation
Legislators--United States--Archival resources
Civic leaders--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
Newspaper editors--California--Archival resources
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Birth 1848-10-04

Death 1923-02-08

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