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In Annapolis, the Maryland Legislature elects Reverdy Johnson as United States Senator

Reverdy Johnson, detail
03/05/1862
The Maryland State Legislature voted 56-38 to nominate the distinguished lawyer Reverdy Johnson to the United States Senate to replace the retiring American Party member Anthony Kennedy.  Johnson, a Unionist and a moderate Democrat who had served in the U.S. Senate before, defeated William Price and the more radical Henry Winter Davis in the caucus. He did not take up his seat officially, however, until March 4, 1863, and served till he was appointed minister to Great Britain in 1868.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Bernard Christian Steiner, The Life of Reverdy Johnson (Baltimore, MD: The Norman, Reminton Company, 1914), 57. 

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