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The Pennsylvania Democratic State Convention opens in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1855, detail
Against the dramatic backdrop of the Confederate invasion, the Democratic State Convention opened in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with P. Findlay Patterson in the chair.  The gathering nominated Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge George W. Woodward to run for governor against the popular incumbent Republican Andrew Curtin.  Woodward performed well, however, losing by less than a three percent margin.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Pennsylvania Politics," New York Times, June 19, 1863, p. 5. 


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