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Samuel Medary

This formal portrait represents Samuel Medary, 1801-1864, newspaper editor and publisher from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He serves as the sixth territorial governor of Kansas from December 20, 1859 until December 10, 1860. Prior to his appointment as a territorial governor, Medary is elected, in 1834, to the Ohio House of Representatives and later to the Ohio State Senate, 1836-38, as a Jackson Democrat. In 1857 he is appointed governor of the Minnesota Territory, 1857-1858. When he resigns as the territorial governor of Kansas, in 1860, Medary returns to Columbus, Ohio to establish the newspaper the Crisis, which he continues to publish until his death in 1864.

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