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Conkling, Roscoe, politician, was born in 1828, at Albany, U.S. Educated for the law, he was in 1858 returned to the House of Representatives. In 1867 he became a senator, and in 1881 resigned owing to a dispute with President Garfield. Meanwhile, his influence in the ranks of the Republican party had grown to such an extent that he was able to divide the party into the "Conklings" and "Anti-Conklings," or the "Stalwarts" and "Half-breeds;" or, again, the "Machines" and "Anti-Machines." After his resignation, however, in 1881 he took no prominent part in politics, and died in 1888.