Van Horn, Robert Thompson

Civil War mayor of Kansas City and member of Congress from Missouri's Sixth District, first as a Democrat and later as a Republican.

Life Span
to
Full name
Robert Thompson Van Horn
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
4
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
5
Family

Henry Van Horn (father), Elizabeth Thompson Van Horn (mother), Adela Honeywood (wife)

Occupation
Politician
Military
Businessman
Journalist
Other
Other Occupation
Printer
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Democratic
Republican
Government
Buchanan Administration (1857-61)
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Local government
Military
Union Army
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