BAXTER, ELISHA - Independence County, Arkansas | ELISHA BAXTER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Elisha BAXTER

Oaklawn Cemetery
Independence County,
Arkansas

He served as the tenth Governor of Arkansas from 1873-1874. The 1872 gubernatorial election was between two Republicans, Baxter and Joseph Brooks. Baxter won the official count, but Brooks contested the outcome. After Baxter was inaugurated, a circuit judge ruled that Brooks had been elected and was the rightful governor. Skirmishes erupted between the two camps in what was known as the Brooks-Baxter War. At least fifty deaths occurred during the conflict. President Grant ultimately intervened and sided with Baxter. The Brooks forces disbanded, leaving Baxter to complete his term. A new state constitution in 1874 brought about the end of Reconstruction in Arkansas, and the end of Baxter's political career. (B. Newman)

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Submitted: 9/16/08 • Approved: 9/23/08 • Last Updated: 9/13/12 • R58852-G0-S3

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