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In Columbus, National Union Democrat David Tod is sworn in as the 25th Governor of Ohio

David Tod, detail
01/14/1862
David Tod, an industrialist, state representative, former minister to Brazil, and lifelong Democrat, had run on the National Union ticket in Ohio against fellow Democrat Hugh Jewett and was elected with an eighty thousand vote majority in October 1861.  He was inaugurated at Columbus, Ohio on this date.  Though successful as a war governor, he was not re-nominated and served only a single term. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1862), IV: 11. 
George B. Wright, Hon. David Tod: Biography and Personal Recollections (Columbus, OH: Ohio Historical Society, 1900), 107.

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