Fandom

Conservative Wiki

James G. Blaine

130pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share
James G. Blaine
Blaine
'
Biological Information
Name James G. Blaine
Gender Male
Race Caucasian
Age 62 (deceased)
Political Information
Office Speaker of the House (formerly)
Party Republican
State Maine
Predecessor Theodore M. Pomeroy
Successor Michael C. Kerr
Extras
Greatest Accomplishments Was Secretary of State twice, reached Speakership
James G. Blaine was a Representative, a Senator, Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, and leader of the "Half-Breed" faction of the Republican Party during the late 1800s


Personality Edit

History Edit

Early LifeEdit

Blaine was born in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania in 1830. At age 13, Blaine enrolled in Washington & Jefferson College and graduated in 1847 near the top of his class. In 1848 he was hired as a professor of mathematics at Western Military Institute in Georgetown, Kentucky. In 1853 he became co-owner of the Kennebec Journal in which he frequently wrote in support of the Republican Party. In 1858 he ran for a successfully became a member of the Maine House of Representatives. In 1863 he was elected to the House of Representatives and was made Speaker in 1868 after the original speaker became Vice President. In 1874 Blaine was no longer Speaker of the House do to a Democrat majority, but he was elected to the Senate in 1876. He also became the leading voice for the Half-Breeds and frequently clashed with Roscoe Conkling's Stalwart faction. In the 1880 Republican convention the fighting between the two factions ended in a compromise of nominating James Garfield, a Half-Breed, for President and Chester Arthur, a Stalwart, for Vice President. After Arthur became President do to Garfield's assasination and the Civil Service was reformed ending the Stalwart's power, Blaine became Secretary of State. He used this position to promote free trade and establish commercial treaties. He was nominated for President in 1884, but lost to Grover Cleveland. He was reappointed Secretary of State by Benjamin Harrison but resigned in 1892 do to bad health. He died one year later.

Political Positions and Stances Edit

Abortion Edit

American Culture and Values Edit

Economics Edit

Education Edit

Energy and Oil Edit

Foreign Policy Edit

Global Warming and Environment Edit

Government Roles Edit

Health Care Edit

Immigration Edit

National Security Edit

Same Sex Marriage Edit

Second Amendment Rights Edit

Accomplishments Edit

Quotes Edit

See Also Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.