The Contender
James G. Blaine
Born: January 31, 1830
Died: January 27, 1893
"The United States is the only country with a known birthday."

1854 - 1859: Newspaper editor in Maine

1859 - 1862: Maine House of Representatives

1863 - 1876: U.S. Congressman from Maine

1869 - 1875: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

1876: Unsuccessful run for the Republican Party Presidential Nomination

1876-1881: United States Senator from Maine

March 1881 - December 1881: U.S. Secretary of State

1884: U.S. Presidential Candidate

1889 - 1892: U.S. Secretary of State

1884 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
James G. BlaineRepublican1824,848,93648.2%
Grover ClevelandDemocratic2194,874,62148.5%

Did you know...
James G. Blaine served as U.S. Secretary of State for three American presidents – James Garfield, Chester Arthur, and Benjamin Harrison.

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