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Favorable or Unfavorable #271: William H English


Favorable or Unfavorable #271: William H English  

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WH English (IN-D) was considered a conservative Democrats, who later aligned with Bourbon Democrats. He broke with his ally Sen. Bright over the war effort.

His actions:

English, William H 1848 Supports Cass at Dem Conv, the eventual nominee
English, William H 1854 Reluctantly votes for KS-NE Act, believing it unnecessary
English, William H 1858 advances a KS bill (English Bill) as compromise on KS slavery issue; KS reject slavery on passage b/c free state
English, William H 1861 War Democrat, despite having been an ally of conservative Copperhead Sen. Bright
English, William H 1880 Dem VP nominee, despite not holding office for over 20 years
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