He was speaker of the House from December 1876 to March 1881, during a period marked by rancorous debates concerning the disputed Hayes-Tilden presidential election.
But the latter, while feigning indifference, was thenceforth his rancorous and determined foe.
In these circumstances, he removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, and there, in January 1836, founded the Philanthropist, which, in spite of rancorous opposition, became of great influence in the north-west.
Warburton's manner of dealing with opponents was both insolent and rancorous, but it did him no disservice.
Under the auspices of this rancorous princess the second conspiracy was hatched in the following year (1487).