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| caption = 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.
<p>In 1838, Samuel Medary purchased the <em>Western Hemisphere</em> newspaper of Columbus, Ohio. He changed the paper's name to the <em>Ohio Statesman</em>. 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 <em>Ohio Statesman </em>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 <em>Ohio Statesman</em> until 1857.</p>
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