U.S. Legislative Branch -Blaine, James Gillespie - U.S. Congressman, ME

James Gillespie Blaine:
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Born: January 31, 1830
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Birthplace: West Brownsville Pennsylvania
Father: Ephraim Lyon Blaine 1796 – 1850
(Buried: Saint Peters Cemetery Brownsville Pennsylvania)
Mother: Maria Louise Gillespie 1801 – 1871
(Buried: Saint Peters Cemetery Brownsville Pennsylvania)
Wife: Harriet Stanwood 1827 – 1903
(Buried: Blaine Memorial Park Augusta Maine)
Children:
Stanwood Blaine 1851 – 1854
(Buried: Forest Grove Cemetery Augusta Maine)
Walker Blaine 1855 – 1890
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C.)
Emmons Blaine 1857 – 1892
(Buried: Graceland Cemetery Chicago Illinois)
Alice Stanwood Blaine Coppinger 1860 – 1890
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C.)
Margaret Blaine Damrosch 1865 – 1949
(Buried: Ledgelawn Cemetery Bar Harbor Maine)
James Gillespie Blaine Jr. 1868 – 1926
(Buried: Whitney Family Mausoleum Rocklin California)
Harriet Blaine Beale 1871 – 1958
(Buried: Ledgelawn Cemetery Bar Harbor Maine)


Political Party: Republican Party

Education:

1847: Graduated from Washington College

Occupation before War:
Teacher at Western Military Institute in Blue Lick Springs Kentucky
1852 – 1854: Teacher at Pennsylvania Institute for the Blind
1853 - 1857: Editor and Co – Owner of Kennebec Journal
1856: Maine Delegate to Republican Party National Convention
1856: Supporter of John McLean for Republican Party Nomination
1857 – 1860: Editor of Portland Advertiser Newspaper
1859 – 1862: Maine State Representative
1860: Attended Republican Party National Convention even though not a Delegate
1860: Campaigner and Supporter of Abraham Lincoln Campaign

Civil War Career:
1859 – 1862: Maine State Representative
1861: Voted to organize and equip Maine Units to Join Union Army
1861 – 1862: Speaker of Maine State House of Representatives
1863 – 1876: United States Congressman from Maine
Clashed at times with Thaddeus Stevens who was a Radical Rep.
1863: Supporter of the Commutation provision of the Military Draft
Proposed a Constitutional amendment allowing to impose taxes
1865: Supporter of the 14th​ Amendment to the Constitution

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1876: United States Congressman from Maine
Voted in favor of Radical Republican Reconstruction
Opposed the bill that barred Southerners from attending West Point
1868: Voted in favor of impeaching President Andrew Johnson
1869: Voted in as speaker of House in a vote of 135 to 57
1869 – 1875: Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives
1869 – 1875: Chairman of House Rules Committee
1872: Mentioned as possible replacement of Grant as President
Supporter of General Amnesty for all people except Jefferson Davis
1875: Proposed the Blaine Amendment
1876: Unsuccessful Candidate for Republican Nomination
1876 – 1881: United States Senator from Maine
1877 – 1879: Senate Chairman of Civil Service and Retrenchment
1877 – 1879: Senate Chairman of Rules Committee
1880: Unsuccessful Candidate for Republican Nomination
1881: United States Secretary of State Department
1882: Appeared before Congress during investigation in diplomacy
1884: Completed his first Memoir called Twenty Years of Congress
1884: Unsuccessful Republican Party Presidential Candidate
1887: Visited England, Ireland, Germany, France and Scotland
1888: Considered as a Candidate for Republican Party Nomination
1889 – 1892: United States Secretary of State Department
1892: Made one speech in New York during the Election year
1893: President of Pan American Congress


Died:
January 27, 1893
Place of Death: Washington D.C.
Funeral Place: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
Age at time of Death: 62 years old
Original Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C.
Burial Place: Since 1920 Blaine Memorial Park Augusta Maine
 

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He was later a leader of a liberal faction of the Republican Party known as the "Half-Breeds". This faction was a movement that started in Missouri under the leadership of Carl Schurz that opposed the reelection of Grant in 1872.
 
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