2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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BLAINE, James Gillespie (1830-1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. Blaine twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889-1892), one of only two persons to hold the position under three separate presidents (the other being Daniel Webster), and unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for President in 1876 and 1880 before being nominated in 1884. In the general election, he was narrowly defeated by Democrat Grover Cleveland. Blaine was one of the late 19th century's leading Republicans and champion of the moderate reformist faction of the party known as the "Half-Breeds". Autograph Document Signed "J.G. Blaine" 1pp. oblong octavo, on Departmental Telegraph Lines form, House of Representatives, February 4, 1875 and reads "Executive Mansion of course the Bearer & Mrs. Grant at seven o'clock." Fine condition.
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