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 Samuel Jones Tilden

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Samuel Jones Tilden

US Senator, New York Governor. Samuel Tilden is a forgotten figure in American History who lost the 1876 Presidential Election to Rutherford B. Hayes. The recent Bush-Gore election, and its comparisons with the Hayes-Tilden election of 1876, brought Tilden back into the public's memory. Born in New Lebanon New York, Tilden became famous as the prosecutor who put away the infamous New York City Tammany Hall Tweed Gang. Election as New York Governor followed, and in 1876, Tilden was nominated for President by the Democratic Party. In an election considered to be the most crooked Presidential election in American history, Tilden initially won, but then lost the election when numerous southern states ignored their popular vote and failed to support Tilden. The election was finally decided by Washington politicos in favor of Hayes along strictly party lines. On the side of this monument is carved the motto "I still trust the people". (Bio by R. Makul)


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1036
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Jones Tilden (9 Feb 1814–4 Aug 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1036, citing Cemetery of the Evergreens, New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .