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Sen. James Blaine

Former Senator for Maine

Blaine was a senator from Maine and was a Republican. He served from 1876 to 1881.

He was previously the representative for Maine’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1875 to 1877; the representative for Maine’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1873 to 1875; the representative for Maine’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1865 to 1873; and the representative for Maine’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 1863 to 1865.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Blaine faced an allegation of selling worthless bonds to Union Pacific Railroad for $64,000. On Jun. 6, 1876, the House Committee on the Judiciary ordered a report. On Jul. 10, 1876, he resigned.

Jun. 6, 1876 House Committee on the Judiciary ordered a report
Jul. 10, 1876 Resigned.
Photo of Sen. James Blaine [R-ME, 1876-1881]

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