John Boyd Thacher

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Birthday
11, 1847
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 25, 1909 (61)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1847
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 25, 1909 (61)

About

Notable as both a politician and an author, Thacher served in the New York State Senate; held office as Mayor of Albany, New York; and penned such historical nonfiction works as Outlines of the French Revolution told in Autographs (1905) and The Cabotian Discovery (1897).

Before Fame

After graduating from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, he relocated to Albany, New York.

Trivia

In 1903, he published a two-volume work with the lengthy title of Christopher Columbus: His Life, His Works, His Remains, together with an Essay on Peter Martyr of Anghera and Bartolome de las Casas, the first Historians of America.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Ballston and Albany, New York. His father, George Thacher, was both the Mayor of Albany and the owner of the Thacher Car Wheel Works company.

Associated With

In the early 1890s, then-United States President Benjamin Harrison made Thacher an official with the Chicago World's Fair.

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