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Republican Coles Bashford is elected as the Arizona Territory's delegate to the U.S. Congress.

Coles Bashford, detail
09/05/1866

Republican Coles Bashford was a disgraced former governor of Wisconsin who had arrived in the newly formed Arizona Territory in 1863..  He had served as the first territorial attorney-general and then president of the territorial legislature before he was elected as the territory's non-voting delegate to the Fortieth Congress. He served until early 1869 when President Grant appointed him Arizona Territory's Secretary of State.  (By John Osborne)

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"Territories, United States," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 733.

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