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.
Ohio Historical Society SC 342, AL02903 from the Portraits of Samuel Medary Collection.
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