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James Blaine

James Gillespie Blaine

State of Residency: Maine
Appointment: Mar 5, 1881 Mar 5, 1889
Entry on Duty: Mar 7, 1881 Mar 7, 1889
Termination of Appointment: Dec 19, 1881 Jun 4, 1892
Presidency: Garfield Arthur

As Secretary of State



Foreign Travels

Foreign Relations of the United States:
1881, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892



Profile
Born: January 31, 1830
Died: January 27, 1893
Married: Harriet Stanwood
Education: Washington College; studied law in Philadelphia
Occupation: Lawyer


Government Positions


Notable Events

  • Taught school in Kentucky

  • Purchased an interest in the August Kennebec Journal and served on the editorial staff of the Portland Advertiser

  • One of the founders of the Republican Party

  • Unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1876 and again in 1880

  • Was the Republican candidate for the Presidency in 1884


  • Previous Secretary of State: William Evarts and Thomas Bayard
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