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Coles Bashford sworn in as Republican governor of Wisconsin

Coles Bashford, detail
03/27/1852
Republican Coles Bashford is sworn in as Wisconsin governor after a a contentious election that had seen the State Supreme Court remove the sitting governor, William Barstow, over election irregularities. The court had declared Bashford the rightful winner and Barstow had resigned the week before. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 290.

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