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Samuel Tilden
25th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1875 – December 31, 1876
Lieutenant William Dorsheimer
Preceded by John Adams Dix
Succeeded by Lucius Robinson
Member of the New York State Assembly
from New York County's 18th district
In office
January 1, 1872 – December 31, 1872
Preceded by Leander Buck
Succeeded by Barney Biglin
Chair of the New York Democratic Party
In office
August 1866 – September 1874
Preceded by Dean Richmond
Succeeded by Allen C. Beach
Member of the New York State Assembly from New York County
In office
Serving with 13 others
(Multi-member district)
Preceded by Various (Multi-member district)
Succeeded by Various (Multi-member district)
Corporation Counsel of New York City
In office
Preceded by Alexander W. Bradford
Succeeded by Stephen Sammons
Personal details
Samuel Jones Tilden

(1814-02-09)February 9, 1814
New Lebanon, New York, U.S.
Died August 4, 1886(1886-08-04) (aged 72)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Resting place Gov. Samuel J. Tilden Monument, Cemetery of the Evergreens, New Lebanon, New York
Political party Democratic
Education Yale University
New York University

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, 1875 through December 31, 1876.

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.

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