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Favorable or Unfavorable #58: Henry W. Blair


Favorable or Unfavorable #58: Henry W. Blair  

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HW Blair of NH could be considered a proto-Progressive.

His actions:

Blair, Henry W. 1876 Blair Amdt is 1st prohibition amendment
Blair, Henry W. 1879 Introduces the Arrears Act which expanded military pensions
Blair, Henry W. 1881 in hearings on labor-capital relations
Blair, Henry W. 1882 Attaches an amendment to ban habitual drunkards from federal gov't positions
Blair, Henry W. 1885 ushers bill banning import of contract labor
Blair, Henry W. 1888 Blair Education Bill to supply federal aid
Blair, Henry W. 1890 His universal public education Blair Bill is defeated in the Senate
Blair, Henry W. 1891 Appt as Amb to China for Harrison, but China refuses to accept him b/c Chinese Exclu Act support
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