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GOVE, William Hazeltine, politician, born in Weare, New Hampshire, 10 July, 1817; died there, 11 March, 1876. He received a common-school education, taught in Lynn, Massachusetts, one year, and an equal length of time in Rochester, New York He also studied law a short time in Boston. He early became an active worker in the anti-slavery cause, a supporter of the Liberty party, and later a prominent Free-soiler. While connected with the latter party he became well known as a stump speaker, and gained the title of the" silver-tongued orator of New Hampshire." He was a member of the first Free-soil convention, held in Buffalo, New York, in 1848, was a candidate of his party for the legislature year after year, and in 1851, by a combination of Free-soilers and Whigs, he was elected. He was re-elected in 1852 and 1855. After the Free-soil organization was merged in the Republican party, Mr. Gore was for many years an active Republican. During the administrations of Lincoln and Johnston he held the office of postmaster. In 1871, having become dissatisfied with his party, he engaged in forming a labor reform party, whose voters, combining with the Democrats, elected him to the lower branch of the legislature, of which body he was chosen speaker. In 1872 he was a delegate to the Liberal Republican convention at Cincinnati, and acted thence-forth with the Democratic party, which elected him to the state senate in 1873-'4. In the latter year he was made its president. As a young man Mr. Gore was engaged in the Washingtonian temperance movement, and spoke and wrote eloquently in aid of the cause. He edited for a short time the "Temperance Banner," published at Concord, New Hampshire
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