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Jack Gold Coach Frech US Government September 6, 2019 Samuel J. Tilden Samuel J. Tilden was the democratic candidate and the loser of the 1876 election to Rutherford B. Hayes. A widely known successful politician, his early life was not near as up to snuff. He was born in New Lebanon, New York on February 9, 1814 to father Nathaniel Tilden, the creator of the well known Tilden’s extract, a patent medicine derived from the controversial cannabis. Tilden was frequently in poor health during his youth, and he spent much of his time studying politics and reading works such as The Wealth of Nations . Tilden's health troubles prevented him from regularly attending school, and he dropped out of Yale University after a single term. Likely motivated by a family friendship with Benjamin Franklin Butler , then serving as a professor at New York University School of Law , Tilden enrolled there to resume his studies, and he continued to attend intermittently from 1838 to 1841. While studying at NYU, Tilden also read law in the office of attorney John W. Edmonds . He was admitted to the bar in 1841 and became a skilled corporate lawyer . Unlike many New York attorneys, Tilden affiliated with the Democratic Party , and he frequently campaigned on behalf of Van Buren and other Democratic candidates. Later in life he also received an honorary degree from New York University for his extensive work in the political field. He was involved in many jobs and programs. He became a corporation and railroad lawyer of great skill and a leader in Democratic politics. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1846 and was a member of the state constitutional conventions (1846 and 1867). He
was a leader of the Free-Soil element among New York Democrats and supported the Union cause in the American Civil War (1861–65). He played a prominent role in the reorganization of

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