Charles Robinson elected governor of Kansas in first election held under the Wyandotte Constitution
Former territorial governor Charles Robinson was elected as a Republican over the Democratic incumbent, Samuel Medary by a vote count of 7,908 to 5,395. This was the first election for government offices under the new Wyandotte Constitution that prepared Kansas for statehood in early 1861. (By John Osborne)
Benson J. Lossing, Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume IX (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902), 343.