Conkling's stature as a powerful politician (and the interests of others in currying favor with him) led to many babies being named for him. Blaine. Sprague confronted the philandering couple at the Spragues' Rhode Island summer home and pursued Conkling with a shotgun.
Senate. He was the leader of the Stalwart faction of the Republican Party the first Republican senator from New York to be elected for three terms and the last person to refuse a U.