Thomas Mott Osborne Politician

Thomas mott osborne

Thomas Mott Osborne (September 23, 1859 – October 20, 1926) was an American prison administrator, prison reformer, industrialist and New York State political reformer. He was also known as "Tom Brown," a name he gave himself when he spent a week in the Auburn State Prison in New York state in 1913. In an assessment of Osborne's life, a New York Times book reviewer wrote: "His career as a penologist was short, but in the interval of the few years he served he succeeded in revolutionizing American prison reform, if not always in fact, then in awakening responsibility.... He was made of the spectacular stuff of martyrs, to many people perhaps ridiculous, but to those whose lives his theories most closely touched, inspiring and often godlike. He was born on September 23, 1859 in Auburn, New York. Auburn was a hotbed of progressive political activity, particularly anti-slavery activism before and during the American Civil War.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 23rd, 1859
Date of death
October 20th, 1926 at age of 67
Place of death


1. Harvard University Colleges/University

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Institution info

Type University
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
Institution colors
September 8th, 1636
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
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Written work

1.Society and prisons

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1916. at New Haven

2.Prisons and common sense

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1924. at London


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