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  DePew, Chauncey M.
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NameChauncey M. DePew
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New York, New York , United States
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Born April 23, 1834
DiedApril 05, 1928 (93 years)
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May 11, 2005 06:14pm
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InfoAmerican lawyer; president (1885-99) and chairman (1899-1928), New York Central Railroad; U.S. senator (1899-1911).

Graduate of Yale in 1856

New York?s Chauncey M. Depew, a U.S. Senator from 1899-1911, is best remembered for his excellent abilities as an orator and raconteur. Despite frequent speaking engagements, Depew never considered public speaking a career, but rather his form of recreation. ?Speech-making is a tonic to me,? he is said to have remarked. For most of his life, the railroad business was his primary profession. Hired as an attorney for the New York Central Railroad, he ultimately became president of the company. Depew?s interest in politics began early in life, and in college he joined the newly formed Republican Party. For many years, however, he resisted a career in politics, rejecting a variety of opportunities to enter public office. While his gift of wit brought him fame and popularity, Depew?s senatorial service was temporarily marred with controversy when he was accused of catering to the interests of insurance and railroad giants.


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  03/31/1911 NY US Senate Lost 41.67% (-16.67%)
  01/16/1911 NY US Senate - R Caucus Won 87.88% (+84.85%)
  01/17/1905 NY US Senate Won 70.47% (+40.93%)
  01/17/1899 NY US Senate Won 57.22% (+14.43%)
  06/18/1896 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.32% (-56.32%)
  06/25/1888 US President - R Convention Lost 6.86% (-30.82%)
  01/19/1885 NY US Senate - R Caucus Lost 3.26% (-63.04%)
  11/05/1872 NY Lt. Governor Lost 47.23% (-5.55%)
  11/03/1863 NY Secretary of State Won 52.45% (+4.91%)
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US President - R Convention - Jun 18, 1896 R Levi Parsons Morton
US President - R Convention - Jun 10, 1892 R Benjamin Harrison
US President - R Convention - Jun 08, 1880 R James G. Blaine