- 1876 Democratic National Convention
The 1876 Democratic National Convention was a presidential
nominating conventionheld at the Merchants Exchange Buildingin St. Louis, Missourion June 27-31, 1876.
It was the first Democratic or Republican national convention west of the
Mississippi River. St. Louis was notified in February 1876 that it had been selected. Among the events was a fireworks display from the top of the Old Courthouse.
The convention was called to order by
Democratic National Committeechairman Augustus Schell. Henry Wattersonserved as the temporary convention chairman and General John A. McClernandserved as permanent convention president. Samuel J. Tildenwas nominated for President on the second ballot. The tally on the first ballot was Tilden 417, Thomas A. Hendricks140, Winfield Scott Hancock75, William Allen (governor)56, Joel Parker18. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=6H3K-JGdeyAC&pg=PA214&dq=1876+democratic+national+convention#PPA217,M1 A Handbook of Politics for 1876 by Edward McPherson - 1876] ]
Hendricks was then nominated by acclaimation for Vice President.
United States presidential election, 1876
1876 Republican National Convention
* " [http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC25857468 Official proceedings of the National Democratic convention, held in St. Louis, Mo., June 27th, 28th and 29th, 1876] "
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