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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Osman, John James

Osman, John James, M.P., son of Henry Osman and Charlotte his wife, was born in London in 1848, and went to Adelaide, S.A., as a child in 1854. Mr. Osman, who is a captain in the Volunteer Force of South Australia, was married at Millicent, in that colony, to Miss Eliza Osborne, in Dec. 1880. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of South Australia for the Victoria district at the bye-election in Nov. 1888, and was Minister of Lands in the Cockburn Government from July to August 1890, after the retirement of Mr. Howe.