Thomas L. Young
|Thomas Lowry Young|
|33rd Governor of Ohio|
March 2, 1877 – January 14, 1878
|Lieutenant||H. W. Curtiss|
|Preceded by||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Succeeded by||Richard M. Bishop|
|12th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio|
January 10, 1876 – March 2, 1877
|Governor||Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Preceded by||Alphonso Hart|
|Succeeded by||H. W. Curtiss|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1883
|Preceded by||Henry B. Banning|
|Succeeded by||Isaac M. Jordan|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Hamilton County district
January 1, 1866 – January 5, 1868
Serving with ten others
|Preceded by||ten others|
|Succeeded by||nine others|
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the first district
January 1, 1872 – January 4, 1874
Serving with John Schiff
Joseph F. Wright
|Preceded by||Thomas H. Yeatman
Samuel F. Hunt
Nathan Lord, Jr.
|Succeeded by||William R. Wallace
Stephen H. Burton
December 14, 1832|
Killyleagh, County Down, Ireland
|Died||July 20, 1888
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Cincinnati Law School|
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1848 - 1858, 1861 - 1864|
Brevet Brigadier General
|Commands||118th Ohio Infantry|
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Thomas Lowry Young (December 14, 1832 – July 20, 1888) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. Young, a Republican, served as the 33rd Governor of Ohio from March 2, 1877 to January 14, 1878.
Young was born in Killyleagh, County Down, Ireland. While living in Ireland, his father was a gardener for Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Dufferin. He immigrated with his parents to the United States as a child. After spending his childhood in New York, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1848, originally joining as a musician. He advanced through the ranks of the artillery to become a First Sergeant in the 3rd U.S. Artillery, serving under Brevet Major John F. Reynolds. After his service ended in January 1858, Young moved to Pennsylvania, and moved to Cincinnati a year later.
Young joined Company F, of the Benton Cadets (a Missouri militia unit) as a captain in September 1861 after the outbreak of the Civil War, but resigned in December. He later received a commission as major in the 118th Ohio Infantry in September 1862 and served until September 1864, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel in April 1863 and colonel in April 1864. "At the Battle of Resaca Colonel Young led the first charge on the center of the enemy's works, where his regiment was repulsed with great slaughter, losing one hundred and sixteen men out of two hundred and seventy in a few minutes. For this and other acts of gallantry the President, on the 13th of March, 1865, brevetted him Brigadier-General of volunteers."
He graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1865 and won election to the Ohio House of Representatives, serving a single two-year term from 1866 to 1868. He was then elected to the Ohio State Senate, serving a single two-year term from 1871 to 1873. Young was elected the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1875, defeating Samuel Cary, taking office in 1876. He then filled out the term of Rutherford B. Hayes when the latter was elected to the presidency, serving from 1877 to 1878.
Young was then elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1878 and served two terms before losing a battle for renomination in 1882. He died in 1888 while holding a position on the Cincinnati Board of Public Affairs. Young was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.
- Clarke, Robert (1889). Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland. Princeton University. pp. 198–202.
- Reid, Whitelaw (1895). "Thomas L. Young". Ohio in the War Her Statesmen Generals and Soldiers 1. Cincinnati: The Robert Clarke Company. pp. 988–989.