Keywords: political elections
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.
In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.
… fellow supporters of the Republican ticket to re-elect U.S. Grant and his running mate, Henry Wilson, took a train from Bangor to the rally, then…
… convention, held before the 1866 mid-year elections with the hope of forming a new political party to help President Andrew Johnson, who was…