Republican Salmon P. Chase elected as Senator from Ohio
Salmon Portland Chase had served two terms as the Republican Governor of Ohio and was elected in the state legislature this day as the new Senator from the state to replace the Democrat George E. Pugh. He won seventy-five votes and Pugh fifty-four. Chase took his seat in March, 1861 but resigned almost immediately to become Secretary of the Treasury in the new Lincoln Administration. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 80.