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Samuel J. Tilden
25th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1875 – December 31, 1876
Preceded by John Adams Dix
Succeeded by Lucius Robinson
Personal details
Samuel Jones Tilden

February 9, 1814(1814-02-09)
New Lebanon, New York, U.S.
Died August 4, 1886(1886-08-04) (aged 72)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) None
Profession Politician, Lawyer

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, 1975 through December 31, 1976.

Tilden was born on February 9, 1814 in New Lebanon, New York.[1] 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.


  1. Theodore Pease Cook. The life and public services of Hon. Samuel J. Tilden: Democratic nominee .... p. 9.

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