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Thomas B. Cuming, twice governor of Nebraska Territory, dies in office aged thirty.

03/23/1858

Thomas B. Cuming, twice governor of the Nebraska Territory, the first time when he was only twenty-five years old, dies in Omaha. Originally from New York, he had been educated at the University of Michigan, served in the Mexican War, and edited a Democratic newspaper in Keokuk, Iowa. He gained a post as secretary to the new Territorial Governor of Nebraska, Francis Burt. Soon after, Burt died and the young Cuming became acting governor and then governor. He served again as the fourth governor between 1857 and his death. (By John Osborne)

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J. M. Woolworth, "Thomas B. Cuming," Transactions and Reports of the Nebraska State Historical Society, Volume IV (Lincoln, NE: State Journal Company, 1892), 78-87.

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