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In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Republicans nominate former Union General John White Geary for governor

John White Geary, detail
03/07/1866
The Pennsylvania Unionist/Republicans held their convention in Harrisburg and nominated former Union General John White Geary as their gubernatorial candidate in the October state elections.  The meeting was not without heated discussion as moderate and radical factions argued over candidates and the current national policy.  The radicals seemed to gain the upper hand and ended the convention calling for the immediate resignation of moderate Republican Edgar Cowan who had been voting with President Johnson against the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
 Edward McPherson (ed.), A Handbook of Politics for 1868 (Washington, DC: Philp and Solomons, 1868), 123.

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