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Members: Samuel F. Miller, James M. Wayne, David Davis, Noah Swayne, Morrison Waite, Nathan Clifford, Richard W. Thompson, Stephen J. Field, Robert C. Grier

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The Electoral Commission was a temporary body created by Congress to resolve the disputed United States presidential election of 1876. It consisted of 15 members. The election was contested by the Democratic ticket, Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas A.…

ca. 1880
William Almon Wheeler was born in Malone, New York, and attended Franklin Academy and the University of Vermont, although monetary concerns forced him to drop out without graduating. He was admitted to the bar in 1845, practiced law in Malone, and…

ca. 1880
Elijah Ward was a U.S. Congressman during the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era. Ward was born in Sing Sing, New York. He pursued classical studies, engaged in commercial pursuits in New York City and at the same time attended the law…

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Morrison Remick "Mott" Waite was an attorney and politician in Ohio. He served as the seventh Chief Justice of the United States from 1874 to his death in 1888. Chief Justice Waite was primarily known for overturning federal laws passed during…

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Benjamin Franklin "Bluff" Wade was a United States Senator during Civil War reconstruction known for his leading role among the Radical Republicans. Had the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868 led to a conviction at trial in the Senate, he would…

ca. 1880
James Noble Tyner was a lawyer, U.S. Representative and United States Postmaster General from Indiana. Born in Brookville, Indiana, Tyner pursued an academic course and graduated from Brookville Academy in 1844. He was a businessman for ten years,…

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Allen Granberry Thurman was a Democratic Representative, Ohio Supreme Court justice, and Senator from Ohio, as well as the nominee of the Democratic Party for Vice President of the United States in 1888. Both his parents were teachers; his father…

Thompson was born in Culpeper County, Virginia. He left Virginia in 1831 and lived briefly in Louisville, Kentucky before finally settling in Lawrence County, Indiana. There, he taught school, kept a store, and studied law at night. Admitted to the…

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Theodore Tilton was an American newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist. He was born in New York City to Silas Tilton and Eusebia Tilton (same surname). On his twentieth birthday of October 2, 1855, he married Elizabeth Richards, known as "Libby…

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George Eliphaz Spencer was an American politician and a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. Born in Champion, New York, he was educated at Montreal College in Canada. After relocating to Iowa he engaged in the study of law. He married English…

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John Sherman was an American Republican representative and senator from Ohio during the Civil War and into the late nineteenth century. He also served as both Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State and was the principal author of the…

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Julius Hawley Seelye was a missionary, author, United States Representative, and former president of Amherst College. The system of Latin Honors in use at many universities worldwide is said to have been created by him. Seelye was born September 14,…

ca. 1880
Carl Christian Schurz was a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, U.S. Minister to Spain, Union Army General in the American Civil War, U. S. Senator, and Secretary of the Interior. He was also an accomplished journalist, newspaper…

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Aaron Augustus Sargent was an American journalist, lawyer, politician and diplomat. He was sometimes called the "Senator for the Southern Pacific Railroad". Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, he attended the common schools and then was apprenticed…

ca. 1880
Samuel Jackson Randall was a Pennsylvania politician, attorney, soldier, and a prominent Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives during the late 19th century. He served as the 33rd Speaker of the House and was a contender for…

ca. 1880
John James Patterson was a businessman and United States Senator from South Carolina. Born in Waterloo, Pennsylvania, he grew up there and attended the public schools, and then attended Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. During the 1850s…

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Charles O'Conor was an American lawyer who appeared as a candidate in the 1872 U.S. presidential election. O'Conor was born in New York City.
At the age of 16, Charles O'Conor began to study law, and in 1824, before he had attained the statutory age…