Samuel J. Tilden
Samuel Jones Tilden (February 9, 1814 – August 4, 1886) was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency in the United States from which he lost to Rutherford B. Hayes in one of the most contentious and violent American elections in the 19th century. Tilden was also Governor of New York from January 1, 1875 through December 31, 1876.
|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 New York County's 18th district
January 1, 1872 – December 31, 1872
|Preceded by||Leander Buck|
|Succeeded by||Barney Biglin|
|Chair of the New York Democratic Party|
August 1866 – September 1874
|Preceded by||Dean Richmond|
|Succeeded by||Allen C. Beach|
|Member of the New York State Assembly from New York County|
Serving with 13 others
|Preceded by||Various (Multi-member district)|
|Succeeded by||Various (Multi-member district)|
|Corporation Counsel of New York City|
|Preceded by||Alexander W. Bradford|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Sammons|
Samuel Jones Tilden
February 9, 1814
New Lebanon, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 4, 1886 (aged 72)|
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Gov. Samuel J. Tilden Monument, Cemetery of the Evergreens, New Lebanon, New York|
New York University
Tilden was born on February 9, 1814 in New Lebanon, New York. He studied at Yale University and at the University of New York. Tilden was never married and had no children. Tilden died on August 4, 1886 in Yonkers, New York from natural causes, aged 72. Tilden's gravestone has the phrase "I still trust the people" on it.
- Theodore Pease Cook. The life and public services of Hon. Samuel J. Tilden: Democratic nominee ... p. 9.
- II, Kenneth C. Crowe (31 October 2020). "Former NY Gov. Tilden comes up short again". Times Union.
- Samuel Tilden.com
- Hayes-Tilden election described in detail, compared to Bush-Gore election
- Samuel Jones Tilden at Find a Grave