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  Nye, James Warren
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NameJames Warren Nye
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, New York , United States
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Born June 10, 1815
DiedDecember 25, 1876 (61 years)
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Jan 29, 2011 11:46am
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InfoSenator from Nevada; born in De Ruyter, Madison County, N.Y., June 10, 1815; attended the common schools and Homer Academy, Homer, N.Y.; studied law in Troy, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Madison County, N.Y.; district attorney 1839; served as judge of Madison County 1840-1848; unsuccessful Free-Soiler candidate for election to the Thirtieth Congress in 1846; first president of the Metropolitan Board of Police, New York City 1857-1860; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861 Governor of the newly created Nevada Territory; upon the admission of Nevada as a State into the Union in 1864 was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate; reelected in 1867 and served from December 16, 1864, to March 3, 1873; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Thirty-ninth Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Fortieth Congress), Committee on Territories (Forty-first Congress); died in White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y., December 25, 1876; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.


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  11/06/1866 NV US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1864 NV US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/22/1861 NV Territorial Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1856 NY District 7 Lost 25.71% (-15.25%)
  11/07/1848 NY District 23 Lost 41.39% (-7.35%)
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