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Claiborne Fox Jackson Biography
Claiborne Fox Jackson (1806 - 1862) was the governor of Missouri from 1860 to 1861. A Southern sympathizer, he failed in an attempt to seize the arsenal at St. Louis for the Confederacy and was forced out of the governor's mansion in 1861 by Union forces under the command of Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon. He created a pro-Confederate government in exile and died in 1862 of stomach cancer.
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