Arthur Sewall

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death_date = September 5, 1900 (aged 64)
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Arthur Sewall (November 25, 1835 – September 5, 1900) was a U.S. Democratic politician from Maine most notable as William Jennings Bryan's first running mate in 1896. As the Populist Party nominee, Bryan had another running mate as well, Thomas E. Watson. Sewall never held elective office, although he was a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1888 to 1896] . Arthur Sewall's main claim to fame had been as a wealthy shipbuilder and New England industrialist. He was a director in the Maine Central railroad and President of the Bath National Bank for years. His selection is believed to have been an effort to win votes among conservative and New England members of the party who were disturbed by the populist aspects of William Jennings Bryan. Arthur Sewall is also one of the few politicians to be an adherent of Swedenborgianism [http://politicalgraveyard.com/group/swedenborgian.html] .

Trivia

His main vice-presidential opponent, Garret A. Hobart (Rep), was also an eastern banker and industrialist who had served in his party's national committee. The two also wore large mustaches.

External links

* [http://www.math.nps.navy.mil/~bneta/Sewall-arthur.html Bio site]


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