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FLANDRAU, Thomas Macolnb, physician, born in New York, 8 July 1826. His youth was spent in Georgetown, D.C. He studied under George J. Abbott in Washington, and was graduated at the National medical College in Washington in 1848. After practicing in Georgetown, he settled in Rome, New York, in 1853, making specialties of surgery and obstetrics, and has since resided there, with the exception of five years spent in Brockport, N.Y. In 1862 he was commissioned surgeon of the 146th New York regiment, was promoted surgeon of brigade ill 1863, and surgeon-in-chief of the 2(1 division, 5th corps, Army of the Potomac, ill 1864. In 1865 he was discharged from the service, having been brevetted lieutenant colonel of U. S. volunteers for meritorious service in the field. In 1866 he was appointed U. S. pension examining surgeon, which office he now holds (1887). He was a delegate to the international medical congress at Philadelphia in 1876.
Dr. Flandrau is a member of the New York state medical society, of the American medical association, and of the Oneida County medical society, of which he was president in 1870.His brother, Charles Eugene, lawyer, born in New York City, 15 July 1828, was educated in Georgetown, D.C. From 1841 till 1844 he was a sailor before the mast. He learned a trade ill 1845'7. After studying law in Whitesboro, New York, he was admitted to the bar in 1851, settled in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1853, and was a member of the territorial council of Minnesota in 1856, U. S. Indian agent for the Sioux tribe in 1856'7, a member of the Constitutional convention of Minnesota in 1857, and judge of the Supreme Court of the territory and state of Minnesota from 1857 till 1864. In 1862 he defeated the Sioux Indians in the battle of New Ulm, Minnesota, which saved the town of that name. In 1867 he was elected president of the first board of trade of Minneapolis. He was chairman of the Democratic state central committee in 1868'9.
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