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Samuel J. Tilden (Carpe Diem)

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Samuel J. Tilden
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18th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks
Preceded by Ulysses S. Grant
Succeeded by James A. Garfield
25th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1875 – December 31, 1876
Preceded by John Adams Dix
Succeeded by Lucius Robinson
Member of the New York State Assembly from the New York County, 18th district
In office
January 1, 1872 – December 31, 1872
Preceded by Leander Buck
Succeeded by Bernard Biglin
Personal details
Born Samuel Jones Tilden
February 9, 1814
New Lebanon, New York, U.S.
Died August 4, 1886 (aged 72)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) None
Religion Christian

Samuel Jones Tilden (February 9, 1814 – August 4, 1886) was the 18th President of the United States serving from 1877 to 1881. Tilden previously served as the 25th Governor of New York. Tilden is one of only two presidents to have never been married (the other being James Buchanan).

Samuel J. Tilden's election to the presidency is seen as one of the most controversial decisions in American History. In the 1876 election, Tilden went up against Republican candidate Governor Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio. In the end, Tilden ended up winning 50.9% of the popular vote, but disputes over whom won the states of Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina keep either candidate from winning the required 185 electoral votes.

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