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Definitions of BRISTOW, BENJAMIN
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born in 1832, attained distinction as a lawyer, served in the Civil War and afterward in the Kentucky State Senate and as District Attorney. In 1870-72 he filled the office of Solicitor-General. His national importance rests on his conduct of the treasury department under Grant in 1873-76. His reputation for reform led to his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President in 1876. In this contest, however, Blaine and Bristow, the two leading candidates, were set aside, and Hayes received the nomination.
By John Franklin Jameson