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  Blaine, James G.
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJames G. Blaine
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Augusta, Maine , United States
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Born January 31, 1830
DiedJanuary 27, 1893 (62 years)
ContributorRalphie
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Aug 15, 2015 04:08am
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InfoJames Gillespie Blaine was born in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, was born on 31st January, 1830. After graduating from Washington College in 1847 he taught at the Western Military Institute and the Pennsylvania Institution for the Blind (1852-54).

In 1854 he moved to Maine where he edited the Portland Advertiser and the Kennebec Journal. A member of the Republican Party he was elected to the 38th Congress and took his seat in March, 1863. A supporter of African American suffrage, Blaine was a strong opponent of President Andrew Johnson and voted for his impeachment in 1868.

Blaine soon built up a loyal following in the House of Representatives and in 1868 he was elected speaker. Blaine was an unsuccessful candidate for presidential nomination in 1876 and 1880. James Garfield, who was the successful Republican Party candidate, appointed Blaine as his Secretary of State. However, when Garfield was assassinated, Blaine resigned as he was unwilling to serve under Chester Arthur.

In 1884 Blaine at last won the Republican Party presidential nomination. His campaign was not helped by Bernhard Gilliam, the cartoonist with the magazine, The Judge. In these cartoons, Blaine's body was engraved with details of charges of corruption made by his political past. Blaine threatened to sue but was persuaded by his political friends to back down. In the election Blaine was narrowly defeated by the Democratic Party candidate, Grover Cleveland by 4,911,017 to 4,848,334.

When Benjamin Harrison defeated Grover Cleveland in 1888 he appointed Blaine as his Secretary of State. He held the post until retiring in June, 1892, as a result of poor health. James Blaine died in Washington on 27th January, 1893.

Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1905-12, 1910-14, 1915-0, 1920-2, 1940-3, 1950-0, 1955-0.


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FAMILY
Wife Harriet Bailey Stanwood Blaine Jun 30, 1850-Jan 27, 1893
Son Stanwood Blaine 1851-1854
Son Robert Walker Blaine 1855-
Son William Emmons Blaine 1857-
Daughter Alice Stanwood Blaine 1860-
Son Harry Augustus Blaine 1863-
Daughter Margaret Blaine Damrosch 1867-1949
Daughter Harriet S. Blaine Beale 1872-1958

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  06/10/1892 US President - R Convention Lost 20.20% (-38.96%)
  03/05/1889 U. S. Secretary of State Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/25/1888 US President - R Convention Lost 3.32% (-34.35%)
  12/03/1884 US President Lost 45.39% (-9.23%)
  11/04/1884 IA US President Won 50.08% (+5.02%)
  11/04/1884 CA US President Won 51.97% (+6.64%)
  11/04/1884 VT US President Won 66.51% (+37.34%)
  11/04/1884 NC US President Lost 46.64% (-6.54%)
  11/04/1884 MN US President Won 58.78% (+21.90%)
  11/04/1884 IN US President Lost 48.50% (-1.33%)
  11/04/1884 AR US President Lost 40.70% (-17.12%)
  11/04/1884 TX US President Lost 28.40% (-41.08%)
  11/04/1884 NY US President Lost 48.16% (-0.09%)
  11/04/1884 MI US President Won 52.86% (+11.75%)
  11/04/1884 IL US President Won 50.17% (+3.73%)
  11/04/1884 AL US President Lost 38.69% (-21.67%)
  11/04/1884 TN US President Lost 47.74% (-3.72%)
  11/04/1884 NJ US President Lost 47.32% (-1.65%)
  11/04/1884 MA US President Won 45.67% (+7.59%)
  11/04/1884 GA US President Lost 33.84% (-32.08%)
  11/04/1884 SC US President Lost 23.41% (-51.84%)
  11/04/1884 NH US President Won 51.14% (+4.80%)
  11/04/1884 MD US President Lost 46.10% (-5.98%)
  11/04/1884 FL US President Lost 46.73% (-6.23%)
  11/04/1884 RI US President Won 58.07% (+20.26%)
  11/04/1884 NV US President Won 56.23% (+12.65%)
  11/04/1884 ME US President Won 56.81% (+15.78%)
  11/04/1884 DE US President Lost 43.20% (-13.35%)
  11/04/1884 WI US President Won 50.39% (+4.60%)
  11/04/1884 PA US President Won 52.55% (+8.67%)
  11/04/1884 NE US President Won 57.31% (+16.78%)
  11/04/1884 LA US President Lost 40.93% (-14.35%)
  11/04/1884 CT US President Lost 48.01% (-0.94%)
  11/04/1884 WV US President Lost 47.75% (-3.19%)
  11/04/1884 OR US President Won 50.96% (+4.27%)
  11/04/1884 MO US President Lost 46.02% (-7.47%)
  11/04/1884 KY US President Lost 43.17% (-12.47%)
  11/04/1884 CO US President Won 54.25% (+12.57%)
  11/04/1884 VA US President Lost 48.90% (-2.15%)
  11/04/1884 OH US President Won 50.99% (+4.05%)
  11/04/1884 MS US President Lost 35.66% (-28.68%)
  11/04/1884 KS US President Won 61.52% (+25.62%)
  11/04/1884 US President National Vote Lost 48.23% (-0.26%)
  06/06/1884 US President - R Convention Won 52.47% (+25.51%)
  03/05/1881 U. S. Secretary of State Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/08/1880 US President - R Convention Lost 23.53% (-9.41%)
  01/16/1877 ME US Senate Won 62.61% (+25.23%)
  07/09/1876 ME US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/16/1876 US President - R Convention Lost 29.92% (-2.81%)
  12/06/1875 US House Speaker Lost 37.19% (-23.51%)
  09/14/1874 ME District 3 Won 57.00% (+14.00%)
  12/01/1873 US House Speaker Won 70.26% (+42.01%)
  09/09/1872 ME District 3 Won 56.60% (+13.20%)
  03/04/1871 US House Speaker Won 57.80% (+15.60%)
  09/12/1870 ME District 3 Won 55.56% (+11.12%)
  03/04/1869 US House Speaker Won 70.31% (+40.62%)
  09/14/1868 ME District 3 Won 57.38% (+14.75%)
  09/10/1866 ME District 3 Won 64.13% (+28.27%)
  09/11/1864 ME District 3 Won 59.10% (+18.20%)
  09/08/1862 ME District 3 Won 58.13% (+19.95%)
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