1864 Republican National Convention


1864 Republican National Convention

There were two rival Republican conventions in 1864, the first was a group of radicals who nominated John C. Frémont for the Presidency on May 31, 1864 upset with Lincoln's position on the issues of slavery and post-war reconciliation with the southern states. This 1864 frisson in the Republican Party divided the party into two factions: the anti-Lincoln Radical Republicans, who nominated Frémont, and the pro-Lincoln Republicans. Frémont abandoned his political campaign in September, 1864, after he brokered a political deal in which Lincoln removed U.S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair from office.

The "'1864 National Union Convention" was held in Baltimore, Maryland, from June 7 to June 8, 1864. It renominated the incumbent Abraham Lincoln for the presidency, and nominated War Democrat Military Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee for the vice presidency. The ticket was successful in the election of 1864.

See also

*History of the United States Republican Party
*National Union Party (United States)
*1866 National Union Convention
*U.S. presidential election, 1864

External links

* [http://www.archive.org/details/proceedingsoffir00repu "Proceedings of the first three Republican national conventions of 1856, 1860 and 1864"]


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