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In Trenton, Republican stalwart Marcus Ward is inaugurated as the twenty-first governor of New Jersey

Marcus Lawrence Ward, detail
Republican Marcus Lawrence Ward was inaugurated as governor of New Jersey at the State House in Trenton in an afternoon ceremony.  In his inaugural remarks, he made clear that his first priority was the state's ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  While governor, Ward also served as chair of the Republican National Committee.  He held office till 1869.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Inauguration of the new Union Governor," New York Times, January 17, 1866, p. 1.