Union Republican Ticket for New Hampshire Governor Joseph A. Gilmore - Inventory Number: POL 066
Union Republican Ticket:
Joseph A. Governor for Governor
David H Buffum for Railroad Commissioner
Edward H. Rollins for Representative in Congress
John W. Noyes for Councillor
Onslow Stearns for Senator
Jeremiah Morse for Treasurer
William A. Cough for Register
James Fellow for Commissioner
Nicely framed and ready for display, frame measures 7 3/4" x 12 3/4".
Joseph A. Gilmore was born in Weston, Vermont on June 10, 1811. He was educated in Vermont, and moved to Boston to learn the mercantile business. Gilmore then moved to Concord, New Hampshire, where he established a wholesale grocery business.
Gilmore became involved with the Concord and Claremont Railroad, serving first as a construction agent, and later as the railroad's general superintendent. He also served as superintendent of the Manchester and Lawrence Railroad and the Portsmouth and Concord Railroad.
Originally a Whig, Gilmore joined the Republican when it was founded in the mid-1850s. He served in the New Hampshire State Senate from 1858 to 1860 and was the Senate's President pro Tempore in 1859.
Gilmore was elected Governor in 1863 and reelected in 1864 and served from June 3, 1863 to June 8, 1865. Serving during the American Civil War. Gilmore's term was consumed by support for the Union, including a loan to provide bonuses and supplemental salary payments to soldiers, and arranging for the transport of soldiers traveling to New Hampshire on furlough and returning to the front lines.
Inventory Number: POL 066