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Wisconsin Governor William Barstow resigns after State Supreme Court ruling

Wisconsin, 1857, zoomable map
03/21/1856
Governor William Augustus Barstow, a Democrat, resigned from office the day after a Wisconsin State Supreme Court judgment over election irregularities declared him removed. Lieutenant-Governor Arthur MacArthur was sworn in to replace him but Republican Coles Bashford, who the Court had ruled the rightfully winner, became governor within a week. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 290.

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