How to use Re-elections in a sentence
Tompkins served as governor by successive re-elections until 1817, his term covering the trying period of the second war with Great Britain.
In 1855 he was elected to the United States Senate and remained there by re-elections until 1873.
The Know-Nothing party was nearly destroyed by its crushing defeat in 1856 and in the next year the Democrats by a large majority elected for governor Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894), who by three successive re-elections was continued in that office until the close of the Civil War.
On the death of John Winthrop in 1649 he became governor, and by annual re-elections served continuously until his death, with the exception of two years (1650-1651 and 1654-1655), when he was deputy-governor.Advertisement