John J. Blaine

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John James Blaine
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United States Senator
from Wisconsin
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 4, 1933
Preceded by Irvine Lenroot
Succeeded by Francis R. Duffy
Personal details
Born (1875-05-04)May 4, 1875
Wingville, Wisconsin
Died April 16, 1934(1934-04-16) (aged 58)
Boscobel, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

John James Blaine (May 4, 1875 – April 16, 1934) was the 24th Governor of Wisconsin and a United States Senator. He served as Mayor of Boscobel, on the Grant County Board of Supervisors, as Attorney General of Wisconsin, and in the Wisconsin State Senate (16th District).[1] He was born in Wingville, Grant County, Wisconsin and died in Boscobel, Wisconsin, where he was buried.

Blaine was the Republican Governor of Wisconsin from 1921 to 1927. In 1926, he defeated the Progressive Republican United States Senator Irvine Lenroot in the Republican primary. He won the general election with 55% of the vote against Democratic, Independent and Socialist Party candidates.

Blaine was the only senator to vote against ratification of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which was approved 85-1.[2] He is also the author of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment, which had prohibited intoxicating liquors.

In 1932, John B. Chapple defeated Blaine in the Republican primary. Chapple was then defeated in the general election by F. Ryan Duffy, as part of massive Democratic victories in the national elections that year.


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  2. ^ "John James Blaine". Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Accessed Nov. 11, 2008.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Emanuel L. Philipp
Governor of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Fred R. Zimmerman
United States Senate
Preceded by
Irvine L. Lenroot
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Wisconsin
March 4, 1927 – March 4, 1933
Served alongside: Robert M. La Follette, Jr.
Succeeded by
F. Ryan Duffy