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Union Army veteran Walter Harriman wins the New Hampshire governorship for the Republicans.

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03/12/1867

Former Democrat and veteran Union Army field officer Walter Harriman was elected governor of New Hampshire on this day, defeating John G. Sinclair after a campaign that had included a popular and interesting series of eight debates during February, across the entire state.  Harriman won with just over 52% of the ballots cast, extending the ten-year hold on the governor's mansion for his party. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Amos Hadley and Walter Harriman, Life of Walter Harriman, with selections from his speeches and writings (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1886), 229-232.

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