VALLANDIGHAM, CLEMENT LAIRD
\vˈalɐndˌɪɡəm], \vˈalɐndˌɪɡəm], \v_ˈa_l_ɐ_n_d_ˌɪ_ɡ_ə_m]\
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(1822-1871), a lawyer and active Democratic politician in Ohio, served in the Legislature of that State, and was Congressman 1857-1863. He bitterly opposed the Government as the war progressed, and became noted as the most extreme of Northern sympathizers with the Confederacy. General Burnside arrested him, and he was banished. From the Confederate States he went to Canada, and while there was nominated for Governor by the Ohio Democrats in 1863. He was defeated by Brough by a majority of 100,000. The following year he was a member of the Democratic National Convention.
By John Franklin Jameson