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In Lansing, the newly elected Michigan legislature gathers to inaugurate the new Republican governor

Henry Howland Crapo, detail
01/04/1865
The previous November, Michigan voters has elected a predominately Republican state legislature and a new Republican governor, the former state senator Henry Howland Crapo. The legislators convened on this day and elected Gilbert Reed as their Speaker in the house of Representatives.  They also heard from the retiring governor Austin Blair and saw the inauguration of Governor Crapo (pronounced Cray-poh), who would go on to serve two terms.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Michigan," The American Cyclopeadia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865 ... (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1869), 566.

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