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John D. Long
John Davis Long (October 27, 1838 – August 28, 1915) was an American lawyer, politician, and writer from Massachusetts. He was the List of Governors of Massachusetts, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts, serving from 1880 to 1883. He later served as the United States Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy from 1897 to 1902, a period that included the primarily naval Spanish–American War. Born in Buckfield, Maine, Long was educated as a lawyer at Harvard University, later settling in Hingham, Massachusetts. He became active in Republican Party (United States), Republican Party politics in the 1870s, winning election for the Massachusetts General Court, state legislature in 1874. He rose rapidly in prominence, and was elected lieutenant governor in 1879 and governor in 1880. He advocated modest reforms during his three years as governor, which were relatively uneventful. After returning to private practice he was offered a cabinet post by his friend, President William McKinle ...
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Massachusetts Republican Party
The Massachusetts Republican Party (MassGOP) is the Massachusetts branch of the U.S. Republican Party. In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 52, the party is governed by a state committee which consists of one man and one woman from each of the 40 State Senate districts. The state committee elects party officers including a chair. The party currently has very weak electoral power in Massachusetts. It controls none of the state's U.S. House seats or U.S. Senate seats, and the only two statewide offices the party controls are the governorship and lieutenant governorship, which are currently held by Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito respectively. History Founding and early history (1854–1876) The Massachusetts Republican Party was founded in 1854. Drawing together abolitionist and nativist anti-Catholic elements, it quickly became the dominant political force in the state and a powerful arm of the national Republican Party. Significant founding figures inclu ...
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