William H. Gibson embezzlement broadside   Save
William H. Gibson embezzlement broadside
Description: This broadside, created in 1859 by the Democratic Party of Ohio, was directed to defeat William H. Gibson, the Radical Republican candidate for Congress, by reminding the public of his conviction in Ohio for embezzlement of state bonds. Gibson had participated in a cover-up of a deficiency in the Ohio Treasury, left by his predecessor, John G. Breslin. He was forced to resign as Ohio State Treasurer in 1857, and returned to Tiffin to start a law office. Gibson was Brigadier General of the Union Army’s 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War, and is remembered as a powerful orator and patriotic leader for his service in the war. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04279
Subjects: Political parties; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio--Politics and government--1787-1865
Places: Tiffin (Ohio); Seneca County (Ohio)