1892 Republican National Convention


1892 Republican National Convention

The 1892 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held at the Industrial Exposition Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from June 7 to June 10, 1892. The party nominated Benjamin Harrison from Indiana for re-election as President of the United States on the first ballot and Whitelaw Reid of New York for Vice President. [ [http://www.twincities.com/ci_10166122?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com] ]

James S. Clarkson of Iowa was the outgoing chairman of the Republican National Committee. J. Sloat Fassett of New York was Temporary Chairman and Governor William McKinley Jr. of Ohio the Permanent Chair of the convention.

Harrison’s Secretary of State James G. Blaine, who had resigned from the cabinet on June 4, 1892, on the eve of the convention, had his name submitted for consideration by the delegates, but drew little support. Future president William McKinley tied Blaine for second place among the delegates. Interestingly, if Blaine had gotten the nomination and won the general election, his vice-presidential running mate would have been sworn in as president, since Blaine died two and a half months after the election, on January 27, 1893.

Although successful in his bid for renomination, President Harrison's performance was underwhelming for an incumbent due in part to the crushing defeat that the party's Congressional candidates had met in the 1890 off year elections. He lost the fall 1892 election to former president Grover Cleveland.

Detailed results

President

#Benjamin Harrison 535.17 votes (59.2%)
#James G. Blaine 182.17 votes (20.1%)
#William McKinley 182 votes (20.1%)
#Thomas Brackett Reed 4 votes (0.4%)
#Robert Lincoln 1 vote (0.1%)

Vice President

#Whitelaw Reid 906 votes (100%)

References

ee also

*United States presidential election, 1892

sequence
prev=1888
Chicago, Illinois
list=Republican National Conventions
next=1896
St. Louis, Missouri


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 2008 Republican National Convention — Infobox National Political Convention year = 2008 party = Republican image size = 150px caption = Official Logo of the 2008 Republican National Convention date = September 1 – September 4, 2008 venue = Xcel Energy Center city = Saint Paul,… …   Wikipedia

  • 1896 Republican National Convention — The 1896 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in a temporary structure south of the St. Louis City Hall in Saint Louis, Missouri, from June 16 to June 18, 1896.Former Ohio Governor William McKinley was… …   Wikipedia

  • 1888 Republican National Convention — The 1888 Republican National Convention was a presidential nominating convention held at the Exposition Hall in Chicago, Illinois, on June 19 25, 1888. It resulted in the nomination of Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton for President and Vice… …   Wikipedia

  • Republican National Committee — Founded 1856 Headquarters Washington, D.C., U.S. Key people Reince Priebus …   Wikipedia

  • Republican National Committee — Reince Priebus, der RNC Vorsitzende Das Republican National Committee ist das nationale Organisationsgremium der Republikanischen Partei der USA. Es ist verantwortlich für die Koordinierung des Fundraising, die Koordinierung der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2008 Democratic National Convention — See also: Schedule for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Democratic Party (United States) presidential candidates, 2008, and Democratic Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2008 2008 Democratic National Convention 2008… …   Wikipedia

  • 2004 Democratic National Convention — 2004 Presidential Election …   Wikipedia

  • 1980 Democratic National Convention — 1980 Presidential Election Nominees Carter and Mondale …   Wikipedia

  • 1888 Democratic National Convention — The 1888 Democratic National Convention was a nominating convention held June 5 to 7, 1888, in the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. The convention re nominated incumbent Grover Cleveland for President (the first time an …   Wikipedia

  • 1860 Democratic National Convention — 1860 Presidential Election Conventions Date(s) April 23 May 3, 1860 City Charleston, South Carolina …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.