Ohio Statesman

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Photograph of Samuel Medary, ca. 1860-1864. Medary 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.

In 1838, Samuel Medary purchased the Western Hemisphere newspaper of Columbus, Ohio. He changed the paper's name to the Ohio Statesman. Medary was a former schoolteacher from Batavia, Ohio. He had also served a term in the Ohio legislature and another in the Ohio Senate. He was a devoted member of the Democratic Party. Medary used the Ohio Statesman to endorse the Democratic Party's candidates and to build support for its policies. Medary  became an important spokesperson for the Democratic Party in  Ohio. He served as the editor of the Ohio Statesman until 1857.

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