Tilden, he lost the disputed election by the decision of the electoral commission, but he was elected with Grover Cleveland in 1884.
In the national election of 1876 there were double returns (Republican: 75,315 for Hayes and 70,508 for Tilden; and Democratic: 83,723 for Tilden and 77,174 for Hayes) from Louisiana, which, as was the case with the double electoral returns from Florida, Oregon and South Carolina, were adjudicated by the Electoral Commission in favour of the Republican electors voting for Hayes.
Tilden in 1876.
SAMUEL JONES TILDEN (1814-1886), American statesman, was born at New Lebanon, New York, on the 9th of February 1814.
In spite of his activity at the bar, Tilden maintained an interest in politics, serving in the State Assembly in 1846 and in the state constitutional conventions of 1846 and 1867.
In 1866 Tilden became chairman of the Democratic state committee, and soon came into conflict with.
As the "ring" could be destroyed only by removing the corrupt judges who were its tools, Tilden, after entering the Assembly in 1872 to promote the cause of reform, took a leading part in their impeachment.
Tilden counselled his followers to abide quietly by the result.
1878 the New York Tribune (Republican) published a series of telegraphic despatches in cipher, accompanied by translations, by which it attempted to prove that during the crisis folio;ring the election Tilden had been negotiating for the purchase of the electoral votes of South Carolina and Florida.
Tilden denied emphatically all knowledge of such despatches, and appeared voluntarily before a Congressional sub-committee in New York City to clear himself of the charge.
Of his fortune (estimated at $5,000,000) approximately $4,000,000 was bequeathed for the establishment and maintenance of "a free public library and reading-room in the City of New York"; but, as the will was successfully contested by relatives, only about $2,000,000 of the bequest was applied to its original purpose; in 1895 the Tilden Trust was combined with the Astor and Lenox libraries to form the New York Public Library.
Tilden (2 vols., New York, 1885) and Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J.
Tilden (2 vols., New York, 3908), both edited by John Bigelow; also Bigelow's Life of Samuel J.
Tilden (2 vols., New York, 1895); and P. L.
Haworth's The Hayes-Tilden Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (Cleveland, 1906).
During these busy years Mr Choate was associated with many of the most famous litigations in American legal history, including the Tilden, A.
Tilden, a Democrat and the leading prosecutor of Tweed, was elected governor.
The Republican legislature had in 1867 appointed a committee to investigate the management of the canal system, but the abuses were allowed to continue until in 1875 Governor Tilden disclosed many frauds of the " Canal Ring," and punished the guilty.
In 1876, Tilden having been nominated for the presidency, New York cast its electoral vote for him.
Tilden and Parke Godwin as his opponents.
Tilden, "Mendeleeff Memorial Lecture," Jour.
Tilden, by his reputation as a statesman and a reformer of uncommon ability, drew many Republican votes.
Haworth, The Hayes-Tilden Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (Cleveland, 0., 1906).
He was speaker of the House from December 1876 to March 1881, during a period marked by rancorous debates concerning the disputed Hayes-Tilden presidential election.
Tilden, and became his literary executor, editing his speeches and other political writings (1885), publishing a biography in 1895, and editing a two-volume collection of Tilden's letters and literary memorials (1908).
Tilden; and he was Speaker of the House in 1889-91, and in 1895-99.
Blaine, and later was one of those who directed the policy of the Republicans in the struggle for the presidency between Tilden and Hayes.
Tilden, one of whose shrewdest and ablest lieutenants he became.
Tilden, would have been elected.
Tilden; the other in the S., including Ludlow, Van Cortlandt Terrace and Park Hill (adjoining Riverdale in the borough of the Bronx), a parklike reserve with winding streets and drives.