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Roscoe Conkling

Roscoe Conkling, American senator. awards system induced him to withdraw support of Hayes during Republican National Conv.

Background

  • Conkling, Roscoe was born on October 30, 1829 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Alfred and Eliza (Cockburn) Conkling.

  • Education

    • Attended Mount Washington Collegiate Institute, New York City, 1842-1846.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1850. District attorney Albany, 1850. Mayor Utica, New York, 1858-1859.

      Member United States House of Representatives from New York, 35th-37th, 39th congresses, 1859-1863, 65-67. Member United States Senate from New York, 1867-1881, opposed policies of President Rutherford B. Hayes, policies on civil service and awards system induced him to withdraw support of Hayes during Republican National Convention, 1880, resigned from Senate in protest of President Garfield’s policies, 1881. Closely affiliated with Ulysses S. Grant’s New York political machine.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from New York, 35th-37th, 39th congresses, 1859-1863, 65-67. Member United States Senate from New York, 1867-1881, opposed policies of President Rutherford B. Hayes, policies on civil service and awards system induced him to withdraw support of Hayes during Republican National Convention, 1880, resigned from Senate in protest of President Garfield’s policies, 1881.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Seymour, June 25, 1855.
    • father: Alfred Conkling
    • mother: Eliza (Cockburn) Conkling
    • spouse: Julia Seymour
    Roscoe Conkling
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    Born October 30, 1829
    Died 1888
    (aged 58)
    Nationality
    • 1867
      New York State Republican organization
    • 1850 - 1852
      district attorney
      Albany, United States
    • 1858
      city's mayor
      Utica
    • 1859 - 1863
      House of Representatives
    • 1865 - 1867
      House of Representatives
    • 1867 - 1881
      Senator, Senate

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