Henry Zenas OSBORNE, Congress, CA (1848-1923)


OSBORNE, Henry Zenas, a Representative from California; born in New Lebanon, Columbia County, N.Y., October 4, 1848; attended the public schools; during the Civil War served in the One Hundred and Ninety-second Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry; engaged in newspaper work as printer, reporter, editor, and publisher, with residences in New York City, Cincinnati, Memphis, New Orleans, Austin, Bodie, and Los Angeles; receiver of public moneys at Bodie, Calif., 1878-1884; collector of customs in Los Angeles 1890-1894; United States marshal, southern district of California, 1898-1906; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; commissioner of the board of public works, Los Angeles, in 1914 and 1915; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1917, until his death; had been reelected to the Sixty-eighth Congress; died in Los Angeles, Calif., February 8, 1923; interment in Rosedale Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present