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John W. Forney returns as Clerk of the House, this time as a Republican

John W. Forney, detail
02/03/1860
John W. Forney was a long-time Pennsylvania ally of James Buchanan and had served from 1851 to 1856 as Clerk of the House of Representatives.  He had left to campaign for the U.S. Senate, a race he lost.  By 1860, he had switched party allegiance and after the long battle to elect a Republican speaker had been won, Forney once again became Clerk of the House, this time as a Republican.  He remained Clerk until June,1868. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 81.

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