candidates supported by both major parties

As early as the first Federal elections in 1788, there were candidates, who while alligned with one party or another, was supported in the press by both parties in a particular election.

Director of the Poor

Director of the Poor: Head position in the poor house. Known in Massachusetts, Ohio and Rhode Island as Overseer of the Poor.

1799 - 1824: Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island

Office Scope: County / Town (Rhode Island)

Role Scope: County / Town (Rhode Island)