1872 Democratic National Convention

The 1872 Democratic National Convention was a presidential nominating convention held at Ford's Opera House in Baltimore, Maryland on July 9, 1872. It resulted in the nomination of Horace Greeley and B. Gratz Brown for President and Vice-President of the United States, a ticket first nominated by the Liberal Republican Party.

The convention was called to order by Democratic National Committee chairman August Belmont. Thomas Jefferson Randolph served as the convention's temporary chairman and James R. Doolittle served as permanent president. At six hours in length, the convention was the shortest Democratic National Convention on record. [ [http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/25/dems.convention.trivia/index.html CNN.com: Think you know your Democratic convention trivia?] ]

The ticket lost to incumbent President Republican Ulysses S. Grant and Republican vice presidential nominee Henry Wilson in the election of 1872. Greeley died before the electoral votes were cast.

ee also

* History of the United States Democratic Party

References

* " [http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC25840106 Official proceedings of the National Democratic convention, held at Baltimore, July 9, 1872] "

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