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CARY, Samuel Fenton, congressman, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 18 February, 1814. He was graduated at Miami University in 1835, at the Cincinnati law-school in 1837, and began practice, but retired in 1845 and became a farmer. He was elected to congress as an independent republican, and served one term, 1867-'9. He was the only republican in the house that voted against the impeachment of President Johnson. On 18 May, 1876, he was nominated for vice-president of the United States, with Peter Cooper as the candidate for president, by the independent party, commonly known as the national greenback party. He has been interested in the temperance and labor reform movements.
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