- Silver Republican Party
The Silver Republican Party was a
United Statespolitical faction active in the 1890s. It was so named because it split from the Republican Party over the issues of " Free Silver" and bimetallism. The main Republican Party supported the gold standard.
Silver Republican strength was concentrated in the western states where
miningwas an important industry. Silver Republicans were elected to the United States Congressfrom several western states. In 1896 Silver Republicans supported Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryanover William McKinley.
By 1900 the Silver Republican Party was on the decline. Most of its members rejoined the Republican Party. However some, such as United States Senator
Fred Duboisof Idahoand former Secretary of the Interior Henry Moore Tellerof Colorado, joined the Democratic Party.
Noted Silver Republicans
Frank J. Cannon- United States Senator from Utah
Fred Dubois- United States Senator from Idaho
Richard F. Pettigrew- United States Senator from South Dakota
William M. Stewart- United States Senator from Nevada
Henry Moore Teller- United States Senator and Secretary of the Interior from Colorado
John F. Shafroth- United States Representative from Colorado, later Governor and Senator
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