1856 Republican National Convention

1856 Republican National Convention

The 1856 Republican National Convention convened from June 17 to June 19 1856 at the Musical Fund Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and nominated General John C. Frémont of California and former Senator William Dayton of New Jersey for President and Vice President of the United States, respectively, in the 1856 presidential election. The convention also appointed the Republican National Committee.

The Convention's location and date were determined during an informal convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 22 and February 23.

Convention Balloting

External links

* [http://www.archive.org/details/proceedingsoffir00repu "Proceedings of the first three Republican national conventions of 1856, 1860 and 1864"]
* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=57951 OurCampaigns overview of the First Republican National Convention]

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