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Hon. James G. Blaine, Speaker of the House

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Hon. James G. Blaine, Speaker of the House / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 274-275.

James G. Blaine was a lawyer, teacher, journalist and politician.

He served in the Maine Legislature and then in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863-1876, serving as Speaker from 1869-1875.

He also served as U.S. Senator from Maine, 1876-81 and U.S. Secretary of State, 1881, 1889-92.

Blaine was a national leader in the Republican party.