James Gillespie Blaine

James Gillespie Blaine (1830 - 1893)

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James Gillespie (James Gillespie) Blaine
Born in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USAmap
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Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USAmap
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Preceded by
26th Speaker
Theodore M. Pomeroy

Preceded by
27th Secretary

William M. Evarts

30th Secretary
Preceded by

Thomas F. Bayard

Preceded by
Lot M. Morrill
James G. Blaine
27th Speaker of the US
House of Representatives
Speaker of the House

28th United States
Secretary of State

State Dept
31st United States
Secretary of State


US Senator (Class 2)
from Maine
Seal of of the US Senate

Succeeded by
28th Speaker
Michael C. Kerr

Succeeded by
29th Secretary

Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen

32nd Secretary
Succeeded by

John W. Foster

Succeeded by
William P. Frye



  • Presidential Nominee, 1876, 1880, 1884
  • Present at President Garfield's assassination
  • m. Harriet Stanwood Blaine
  • Children: Stanwood, Walker, Emmons, Alice, James, Margaret, Harriet
  • Parents: Ephraim Lyon Blaine & Maria Gillespie
  • Ggfather: Ephraim Blaine, Commissary-General under Gen. Washington


  • Four U.S. states have named counties in Speaker Blaine's honor. They are: Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.


  1. Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State, vacant March 5, 1881 – March 18, 1881 when successor elected.


  • WikiTree profile Blaine-27 created through the import of Moody-Howell_2011-06-05.ged on Jun 11, 2011 by Robert Moody. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Robert and others.

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On 8 Jul 2016 at 20:20 GMT David Lamitie Jr wrote:

Interestingly - it appears that James Gillespie Blaine and Ellen Boyle Ewing, the wife of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, were 2nd cousins (common great-grandfather). I think that would make the children of Gen. Sherman and the children of Secretary Blaine are 3rd cousins?

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