War Democrat John Brough nominated for Unionist Governor of Ohio to face Vallandigham
The Ohio Unionist Convention was held in Columbus and nominated War Democrat John Brough as its candidate for governor and Republican Charles Anderson as lieutenant governor. Brough was considered to be more actively anti-slavery than the sitting War Democrat David Tod. Brough's victory over the Democrat firebrand Clement Vallandigham in November 1863 came as a great relief to President Lincoln. Brough died in office just after the end of the war, aged fifty-three. (By John Osborne)
"Ohio Politics," New York Times, June 18, 1863, p. 8.