Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: August 6

On August 6, 1899, Councilman Fritz Stark recanted his accusation of corruption and treason against Governor-General Ezra Gallivan. In a public address, he said, "I have wronged a good and honest man, irreparably. I ask Governor-General Gallivan's forgiveness and understanding. I acted out of love of country, but I have done more harm to it than any man since the Rebellion." Stark then announced his resignation from the Grand Council.

On August 6, 1904, after gaining passage of an amendment to the charter of the National Financial Administration, Governor-General Christopher Hemingway replaced retiring administrator Julius Nelson with three co-administrators: bankers Hugh Neill and Edward White, and former Indiana Governor Maxwell Boatner.