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Notable as both a politician and an author, Thacher served in the New York State Senate; held office as Mayor of Albany, New York; and penned such historical nonfiction works as Outlines of the French Revolution told in Autographs (1905) and The Cabotian Discovery (1897).
He was born and raised in Ballston and Albany, New York. His father, George Thacher, was both the Mayor of Albany and the owner of the Thacher Car Wheel Works company.