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In Pennsylvania, General John W. Geary is elected governor as Republicans again dominate.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1876
10/09/1866

Republicans triumphed in the state and federal elections on this day.  Famous Union General John White Geary was elected as governor with a majority of just over seventeen thousand in a total vote of almost 600,000 ballots cast.  His party also retained control of the Legislature, with a majority of twenty-one to twelve in the upper house and of sixty-two to eight in the lower.  Seats for the Fortieth Congress were also decided, with Republicans taking eighteen of the twenty-four seats, an increase of three seats over the Democrats.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Pennsylvania," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 615.

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