Party affiliation: Republican
Author Blair bill to extend federal aid to education in the states, which 3 times passed Senate. Also bills establishing United States Labor Department, the Sunday Rest bill, temperance, financial and other legislation. Originator of bills under which about half of the soldiers’ pensions are paid.
Practicing law, since 1895. Author: The Temperance Movement—or the Conflict of Man with Alcohol.
Born December 6, 1834