Portrait: Governor’s Photograph Album, 1878, RG-22, PSA;
First Lieutenant Francis Augustus “Frank” Osbourne, (R3) Philadelphia, 1887-1901
Captain Francis Augustus “Frank” Osbourne, born March 1, 1845, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; private, Civil War, 1861-1862; second lieutenant, Civil War, 1863; captain, Civil War, 1864-1865; first lieutenant, Civil War, 1865; lawyer, admitted Philadelphia bar, 1869-1901; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1877 and 1878; assistant city solicitor of Philadelphia, 1878-1884; solicitor of guardians of poor for city of Philadelphia 1882-1884; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1887-1901; died, in the office of the Senate, January 20, 1901, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; re-interred, Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1956.
Enlisted, private, Company I, 20th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, Civil War, 1861-1862; second lieutenant, Company C, 6th Regiment, United States Colored Regiment, Civil War, 1863; captain, 12th Regiment, Veterans Reserve Corps, Civil War, 1864-1865; first lieutenant, 16th Regiment, Veterans Reserve Corps, Civil War, 1865.
Took part in the Battle of Oak Grove outside Richmond, Virginia on June 25, 1862, during which he sustained a gunshot wound resulting in the amputation of his left arm below the shoulder.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, of commission to select statues of distinguished Pennsylvanians for gallery at Washington.
One of the "Fighting Three Hundred" : the Twentieth Indiana Infantry
Author: Francis Augustus Osbourn
Subjects United States. -- Army. -- Indiana Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865) United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories. Indiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1877 and 1878 terms; not a candidate for reelection, House, 1879 term.
Assistant city solicitor of Philadelphia, 1878-1884.
Solicitor of guardians of poor for city of Philadelphia, 1882-1884
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 3rd district Philadelphia, 1887-1888, 1889-1890, 1891-1892, 1893-1894, 1895-1896, 1897-1898, 1899-1900, 1901-1902, terms; chair, Judiciary Special; member Corporations, Federal Relations Finance, Military Affairs and Municipal Affairs Committees; died, in the office of the Senate, January 20, 1901.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1900) Miller, Biographical Sketches of Senators, pages 1162, 1186 and 1192-1194.