- 1896 Republican National Convention
OhioGovernor William McKinleywas nominated on the first ballotwith 661½ votes to 84½ to House Speaker Thomas Brackett Reedof Maine, 61½ votes for Pennsylvania Senator Matthew S. Quay, 58 votes for New YorkGovernor Levi P. Mortonwho was Vice Presidentunder Benjamin Harrison. New Jerseybanker Garret Augustus Hobartwas nominated for Vice President over Henry Clay Evansof Tennessee. Joseph B. Forakerof Ohio placed McKinley's name in nomination.
The convention was originally slated for the
St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. However it was determined that repairs and upgrading the Hall could not be done in time and so a temporary wood convention hall was built in 60 days at a cost of $60,000 on the lawn south of City Hall which was under construction. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=rHk0AAAAIAAJ&dq=1896+republican+national+convention+exposition&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0 Official Proceedings of the Eleventh Republican National Convention – 1896] ] . At the conclusion of the convention, both the temporary building as well as the original Exposition Hall were torn down and a new Coliseum was built.
The 1896 Convention was held in St. Louis less than a month after the infamous 1896 tornado that devastated a large swath of the city and killed over 280 people. There was speculation that it might be unfeasible to hold the convention in the city, but, after a concerted cleanup effort was undertaken, the convention went ahead as planned.
The Republican platform of 1896 favored the
gold standardbut left the door open to free coinage of silver, it also supported acquisition of Hawaiiand parts of the Danish West Indies, favored a canal across Central America, naval expansion, sympathized with revolutionaries in Cubaand Armenia, wanted exclusion of all illiterate immigrants, applauded gains in women's rightsand pledged "equal pay for equal work". It also supported creation of a " National Board of Arbitration".
United States presidential election, 1896
1896 Democratic National Convention
* " [http://books.google.com/books?id=rHk0AAAAIAAJ Official Proceedings of the Eleventh Republican National Convention; Held in the City of St. Louis, Mo., June 16, 17, and 18, 1896] "
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