James G. Blaine

US Secretary of State James G. Blaine

Full Name: James Gillespie Blaine often known as the "Plumed Knight"
Profession: US Secretary of State

United States of America

Biography: Blaine was an American statesman and politician, serving twice as Secretary of State (1881, 1889–1892). He represented Maine in the House of Representatives (1863–1875) and the Senate (1876–1881).

Known by some as 'the Magnetic Man,' Blaine was renowned for his charisma in a political career which begun with support for Abraham Lincoln during the Union war effort.

His foreign policy oversaw a shift from American isolation to a much more active involvement beyond domestic borders.

Born: January 31, 1830
Birthplace: West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: January 27, 1893 (aged 62)

Historical Events

  • 1884-11-04 Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G. Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term (only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms)

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