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Samuel J. Tilden
|18th President of the United States|
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|
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|
January 1, 1872 – December 31, 1872
|Preceded by||Leander Buck|
|Succeeded by||Bernard Biglin|
|Born|| Samuel Jones Tilden|
February 9, 1814
New Lebanon, New York, U.S.
|Died|| August 4, 1886 (aged 72)|
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
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.