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Thomas Talbot


7th Acting and 31st Governor of Massachusetts
In office
April 29, 1874 – January 7, 1875 (acting)
January 2, 1879 – January 8, 1880
Lieutenant John Davis Long
Preceded by William B. Washburn (1874) (resigned)
Alexander H. Rice (1879)
Succeeded by William Gaston (1875)
John Davis Long (1880)

In office
1873 – 1874
Governor William B. Washburn
Preceded by Joseph Tucker
Succeeded by Horatio G. Knight (1875)

Born September 7, 1818(1818-09-07)
Cambridge, New York
Died October 6, 1886 (aged 68)
Lowell, Massachusetts
Political party Republican

Thomas Talbot (September 7, 1818 – October 6, 1886) was a governor of Massachusetts. He was born in Cambridge, New York, and grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, attending public school and later working there in a textile mill.

Talbot served many years in the Massachusetts legislature, sat in the governor's council from 1864 to 1869, and in 1872 was chosen lieutenant-governor, as a Republican. On the election of Governor William B. Washburn to the United States Senate in 1873, he became governor, but lost the election in 1874. In 1878 he was again elected and served until 1880. He died in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Tucker
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1873–1874
Succeeded by
Horatio G. Knight (1875)
Preceded by
William B. Washburn (R)
Acting Governor of Massachusetts
April 29, 1874–January 7, 1875
Succeeded by
William Gaston (D)
Preceded by
Alexander H. Rice (R)
Governor of Massachusetts
January 2, 1879 – January 8, 1880
Succeeded by
John D. Long (R)
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