Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 9, Section 3
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.