Samuel J. Tilden
|Samuel J. Tilden|
|25th Governor of New York|
January 1, 1875 – December 31, 1876
|Preceded by||John Adams Dix|
|Succeeded by||Lucius Robinson|
|Born||Samuel Jones Tilden
February 9, 1814
New Lebanon, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 4, 1886 (aged 72)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
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 by a vote making the election one of the most popular 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. 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.
- Theodore Pease Cook. The life and public services of Hon. Samuel J. Tilden: Democratic nominee .... p. 9.