Conservative Republican defeats the official Republican nominee in race for Rhode Island governor

 In Rhode Island, William Sprague IV, a wealthy calico manufacturer from a political family, was elected as governor on the Rhode Island Union ticket.  Though he soon became a Republican, Sprague had opposed the official Republican nominee, Seth Padelford, as too radical and was elected in very heavy voting by a coalition of conservative Republicans, Democrats, American Party adherents, and old-line Whigs. (By John Osborne) 
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 Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 254.
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