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Thomas H. Ford elected as Printer of the House of Representatives in the eighteenth ballot

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03/02/1860
After a lengthy and contentious process, Thomas H. Ford was elected as Printer of the House of Representatives on the eighteenth ballot gaining two votes more than the required 92.  He resigned his office a year later as this post was abolished with the founding of the National Printing Office in 1861.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"From Washington," New York Times, March 3, 1860, p.1. 

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