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President Johnson appoints Lewis E. Parsons, Sr. as provisional governor of Alabama

Lewis Eliphalet Parsons, circa 1865, detail
06/21/1865
Lewis E. Parsons was an Alabama politician who had briefly fought in the Confederate Army while his son served as a Union brigadier general.  President Johnson appointed Parsons senior as provisional governor of the state, Alabama's 19th.  He served until December 1865 and elections were held.  He himself was elected to the U.S. Senate but was denied his seat.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 108. 
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