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Favorable or Unfavorable #413: David B Hill


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Favorable or Unfavorable #413: David B Hill  

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David B Hill (NY-D) was Cleveland's state rival for control of the Democratic Party there. Hill is something of a precursor of a 20th-21st century establishment liberal Democrat. 

He was a major figure during his day.

His actions:

Hill, David B 1885 Interparty NY rival of Cleveland becomes Gov of NY as Cleveland enters the presidency
Hill, David B 1890 1st US Gov to sentence a man to death via electric chair
Hill, David B 1890 Takes control of state Democratic Party in NY, effectively ending Cleveland and Bourbon leadership of state
Hill, David B 1892 Dem Pres Cand, running on a bimetalism platform
Hill, David B 1893 Leads opposition, successfully blocking Cleveland's SC nom Hornblower, a NY justice opposed ot Hill's NY Political Machine
Hill, David B 1894 Leads opposition, successfully blocking Cleveland's SC nom WH Peckham, another NY justice opposed ot Hill's NY Political Machine
Hill, David B 1894 As sitting US Sen, runs for Gov of NY again but is defeated by former VP Levi P Morton; stays in Sen
Hill, David B 1896 boycotts Bryan's NYC speech
Hill, David B 1896 Reluctantly supports Bryan in general election as Cleveland is backing Gold Democrats
Hill, David B 1896 gold backer loses as Demo conv temp chair
Hill, David B 1900 Strong Dem VP cand, despite refusing to be a VP cand
Hill, David B 1904 Campaign manager for Alton B Parker in pres election despite Parker being more aligned with Bourbons
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