Republican Coles Bashford is elected as the Arizona Territory's delegate to the U.S. Congress.

Republican Coles Bashford was a disgraced former governor of Wisconsin who had arrived in the newly formed Arizona Territory in 1863..  He had served as the first territorial attorney-general and then president of the territorial legislature before he was elected as the territory's non-voting delegate to the Fortieth Congress. He served until early 1869 when President Grant appointed him Arizona Territory's Secretary of State.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation

"Territories, United States," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 733.

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