President Johnson appoints long-time judge William L. Sharkey as provisional governor of Mississippi

William Lewis Sharkey was a veteran Mississippi jurist who had resigned his offices during the Confederacy but remained in the state as a staunch Unionist.  President Johnson appointed him as provisional governor of the state and he served until October 1865, when former Confederate General Benjamin Humphreys was elected as as a Democrat and inaugurated controversially.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 108 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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