1888 Democratic National Convention


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 incumbent had been given this honor since Martin Van Buren in 1840) and Allen G. Thurman for Vice President. Stephen M. White served as temporary chairman and Patrick A. Collins served as the convention's permanent president. Cleveland was unanimously nominated. For Vice President, Thurman had 690 votes, Isaac P. Gray had 105 and John C. Black had 25. Patrick Collins (mayor) was president of the body. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=a7UxUutCclMC&pg=PA316&dq=1888+Democratic+National+Convention&lr=&sig=hsbpJkLf_kFgKiOc1r_7zIIhXqM#PPA316,M1 Our Presidents and How We Make Them by Alexander K. McClure Ayer Co Pub (February 1988)] ISBN 0836955323] St. Louis won the convention after a presentation in February 1888.

ee also

*United States presidential election, 1888
*1888 Republican National Convention

Notes

References

* " [http://books.google.com/books?id=0d3QVVgbeZEC Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention, Held in St. Louis, Mo., June 5th, 6th and 7th, 1888] "

External links

* [http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=29583 Party Platform] sequence
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