In Iowa, Governor William Stone begins his second term and endorses African-American suffrage
Governor William M. Stone was inaugurated for his second term as governor of Iowa. The former prisoner-of-war and Union colonel had become governor in 1863 and overseen much of Iowa's work during the war. On beginning his second term he stated that he supported President Johnson for now but also strongly endorsed the idea of African-American suffrage and recommended a state Constitutional Amendment to make it so. (By John Osborne)
"Inauguration of Gov. Stone," New York Times, January 17, 1866, p. 5.
Weston A. Goodspeed (ed.), Province and the States... (Madison, WI: The Western Historical Association, 1904), V: 98.