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Scotch-Irish ancestry Politicians in Maine

James G. Blaine James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893) — also known as James G. Blaine; "The Plumed Knight"; "Belshazzar Blaine"; "Magnetic Man" — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa., January 31, 1830. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1856 (Honorary Secretary); member of Maine state house of representatives, 1859-62; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1861-62; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1863-76; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1869-75; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1876, 1880; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1876-81; U.S. Secretary of State, 1881, 1889-92; candidate for President of the United States, 1884. Congregationalist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., January 27, 1893 (age 62 years, 362 days). Original interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1920 at Blaine Memorial Park, Augusta, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Ephraim Lyon Blaine and Maria Louise (Gillespie) Blaine; married, June 30, 1850, to Harriet Stanwood; father of Harriet Blaine (who married Truxtun Beale); nephew of Ellen Blaine (who married John Hoge Ewing); grandfather of James Gillespie Blaine III.
  Political family: Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut and Pennsylvania (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Robert G. Ingersoll
  Blaine counties in Idaho, Mont., Neb. and Okla. are named for him.
  Mount Blaine, in Park County, Colorado, is named for him.  — The city of Blaine, Washington, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James G. Blaine (built 1942 at South Portland, Maine; scrapped 1969) was named for him.
  Politician named for him: J. B. McLaughlin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about James G. Blaine: Mark Wahlgren Summers, Rum, Romanism, & Rebellion : The Making of a President, 1884 — Edward P. Crapol, James G. Blaine : Architect of Empire — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American History
  Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
  Athill E. Irving (1856-1927) — of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, May 1, 1856. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; farmer; horse dealer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1912. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., April 26, 1927 (age 70 years, 360 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Wash.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Beacom.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Murray Wheeler (1854-1924) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Alabama, November 27, 1854. Insurance agent; member, Mobile Cotton Exchange; Vice-Consul for Russia in Mobile, Ala., 1892-1911. English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Franklin, Hancock County, Maine, September 2, 1924 (age 69 years, 280 days). Interment at Pine Tree Cemetery, Hancock, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Wheeler and Rachel Blanding (Murray) Wheeler; married, September 26, 1922, to Adelaide H. Pybas.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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