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Samuel Medary photograph
Description: Photograph of Samuel Medary, ca. 1860-1864. Medary was born February 25, 1801 in Montgomery Square, Pennsylvania. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1834 and the Ohio Senate in 1836. He published the "Ohio Statesman" from 1832-1857, which he used to endorse the Democratic Party's candidates and to build support for its policies. Medary was also Governor of the Minnesota Territory from 1857-1858 and the Kansas Territory from 1858-1860. He returned to Columbus in 1860 and began publishing "The Crisis," a newspaper whose purpose was to stop the Civil War. He died November 7, 1864 in Columbus, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02903
Subjects: Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864; Ohio--Politics and government--1787-1865
Places: Ohio