President Johnson appoints Benjamin Franklin Perry as provisional governor of South Carolina

Benjamin F. Perry was an experienced South Carolina politician who had in the years before secession edited a pro-Unionist newspaper.  During the Confederacy, however, he supported the efforts of his home state and served as a Confederate District Court Judge.  President Andrew Johnson appointed him as provisional governor and he served until November 1865 when elections were held. He himself was elected to the U.S. Senate but was refused his seat.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 108. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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