James Gillespie Blaine

James Gillespie Blaine 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. He twice served as Secretary of State , one of only two persons to hold the position under three separate presidents , and unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for President in 1876 and 1880 before being nominated in 1884. Wikipedia*

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James Gillespie Blaine has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2011 Call-In.

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Presidential Candidate,
c. January 1, 1884 - November 4, 1884 Videos: 1 U.S. Senator, R-ME December 6, 1875 - March 3, 1883 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, R-ME 3rd December 7, 1863 - March 3, 1877 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  •  James Blaine, Presidential Contender

    James Blaine, Presidential Contender

    Historians discussed the role of James Blaine (1830-1893) in changing politics. One of the most colorful, and divisive figures in post-Reconstruction U.S.…

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