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Samuel Goodlove Cosgrove
Best known forGovernor

  Born04/10/1847, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, USA
  Military ServiceArmy, infantryman, during the Civil War.
  EducationOhio Wesleyan University received M.A. and LL.B. degrees (1873)
  MarriagesZephorena Edgerton 06/26/1878
  ChildrenHoward Cosgrove, 1881. Elliot Cosgrove, 1883. Myrn Cosgrove, 1885.
  Death03/28/1909, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
  BuriedMasonic Cemetery, Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington, USA


  • Attorney.
  • Farmer.
  • Teacher and Principal.
  • Mayor. Pomeroy. Served for five terms.
  • Governor. Republican. Washington. 1909 - 1909. Candidate for Republican nomination for governor in several state conventions when no candidate won a majority, the second choice candidates added and Cosgrove won the nomination. Won gubernatorial election in 1908. Served for only one day due to health complications, January 27, 1909, and died two months later. .