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The U.S. Senate votes 38-1 to confirm Noah Haynes Swayne of Ohio to the U.S. Supreme Court

Noah Haynes Swayne, detail
01/24/1862
John McLean had died the previous year and President Lincoln followed his earlier advice to replace him with his close friend Noah Haynes Swayne.  Virginia-born Swayne was a 58 year-old anti-slavery Republican who was to serve on the highest court until January 1881.  The Senate vote to confirm him was 38-1 with nine other senators absent.  His only dissenting vote came from Republican John Parker Hale of New Hampshire.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Senate Vote #153 (Jan 24, 1862), http://www.govtrack.us/congress 

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