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In Iowa elections, Republican Samuel Merrill is elected the state's seventh governor

Iowa, 1857, zoomable map
10/08/1867

In Iowa, the Republican Party retained control of the governor's mansion in state elections held on this day.  Samuel Merrill defeated the former Iowa chief justice and prominent anti-Lincoln Democrat Charles Mason.  Merrill carried just over 57% of the ballots cast.  Republicans had held the governor's office since 1858 and would do so till 1890.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Michael J. Dubin, United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1861–1911: The Official Results by State and County (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2010), 4.

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