Horace Austin

Horace Austin (* October 15, 1831 in Canterbury, Connecticut, † November 2, 1905 in Minneapolis, Minnesota ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. He was the sixth Governor of the State of Minnesota.

Austin grew up as the son of a wealthy peasant family in Connecticut and put his secondary education at a private school from. He then completed a degree in law. At the age of 25, he moved to Minnesota and worked as a lawyer in St. Peter. Six years later, Austin was used in the Sioux uprising and was able to ascend to the officer there from the rank of private. After completing his military career, he worked as a judge in the sixth judicial district where he acquired reputation, so suggested him the leadership of the Republican Party as a candidate for the office of governor of Minnesota. The subsequent election he could win. On January 9, 1870, he became the sixth governor of the state. Under the leadership of Austin a federal health authorities were created, founded seventeen new counties and revised the Constitution of Minnesota. In particular, he advocated for stronger regulation of rail transport and intended to limit the power of the railway companies. After he was re-elected in 1871 and had completed his second term, Austin worked for the U.S. Treasury and the U.S. Land Office in Fargo before it until 1891 worked for the Railroad and Warehouse Commission of Minnesota in 1887. 1905 Austin died at the age of 74 years in Minneapolis.