In Detroit, Michigan Republicans endorse the Chicago nominations and choose Austin Blair for governor
The Michigan Republican Convention met in Detroit and ratified the platform and nominations from the national convention in Chicago. They also nominated Austin Blair of Jackson County as their gubernatorial candidate for November. Blair was elected over the Democratic standard-bearer, former governor John Steward Barry, and served throughout the Civil War as an energetic "war governor." (By John Osborne)
"News by Telegraph," New York Times, June 8, 1860.
Harriette M. Dilla, The Politics of Michigan (New York: Longmans, Green and Company, 1912), 22.