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In Raleigh, the new North Carolina legislature elects William Graham as United States Senator

William Alexander Graham, detail
12/04/1865
On a vote of 138-16, the newly elected and assembled North Carolina legislature chose as United States Senator William Alexander Graham. He was a former Whig senator, North Carolina governor, Secretary of the Navy under Millard Fillmore, and, crucially, Confederate senator from the state. At that time, as was widely stressed in the Northern press, Graham had not yet applied for or received a federal pardon.  Knowing he would not be seated, he never presented his credentials to Congress. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"North Carolina. An Unpardoned Memeber of the Rebel Congress Elected United States Senator," New York Times, December 5, 1865, p. 4. 

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