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January 21, 1858

Appointment Election

Appointment to fill the vacancy created by the failure of James W. Mandeville to take the office of State Controller following his appointment as U.S. Surveyor General. Appointment made by Governor John B. Weller. The State Senate refused confirmation, and on January 27th, the Governor announced that he was withdrawing the nomination.

  • Senate Floor Vote: Failed (Vote unknown)

Samuel H. Brooks Democratic Loss