Hon. James G. Blaine, Speaker of the House
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James G. Blaine was a journalist for a time and editor of the Kennebec Journal and, later, the Portland Advertiser. He served in the Maine Legislature and then was elected to the United States Congress.. He was the Speaker of the House for the 41st Congress. From Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization, Volume XIII March 20, 1869, page 180.