Sidney Preston Osborn
|Sidney Preston Osborn|
|7th Governor of Arizona|
January 6th, 1941 – May 25th, 1948
|Preceded by||Robert Taylor Jones|
|Succeeded by||Dan Edward Garvey|
|1st Secretary of State of Arizona|
February 14th, 1912 – December 31st, 1918
|Preceded by||position established|
|Succeeded by||Mit Simms|
|Born||May 17, 1884
|Died||May 25, 1948 (age 64)
Sidney Preston Osborn (May 17, 1884 – May 25, 1948) was the 1st Secretary of State of Arizona, and later the seventh Governor of Arizona and is, as of 2007, the only governor of Arizona to serve four consecutive two-year terms (Governors of Arizona now serve four-year terms, with a limit of two terms). Osborn is also the second native-born governor of Arizona, preceded by Thomas Edward Campbell.
His governing style was no-nonsense. The best example was shown at the very beginning of his governorship: Upon taking office, Osborn had the state's top officials turn in a signed, but undated, resignation letter. If an official became an embarrassment to the state, Osborn would date the letter, and announce the official had resigned.
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