1856 Republican National Convention

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1856 Republican National Convention
1856 Presidential Election
John Charles Frémont.png William L. Dayton.jpg
Nominees
Frémont and Dayton
Convention
Date(s) June 17-June 19, 1856
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Venue Musical Fund Hall
Candidates
Presidential nominee John C. Frémont of
California
Vice Presidential nominee William Dayton of
New Jersey
1860

The 1856 Republican National Convention convened from June 17 to June 19, 1856 at the Musical Fund Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, and nominated Major General and former Senator John C. Frémont of California and former Senator William Dayton of New Jersey for President and Vice President, respectively, in the 1856 presidential election. The convention also appointed the Republican National Committee.

The Convention's location and date were determined during an informal convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 22 and February 23.

Presidential Candidates[edit]

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Convention Balloting[edit]

Presidential Ballots Informal 1 Formal 1 Vice Presidential Ballots Informal 1 Formal 1
John C. Frémont 359 520 William L. Dayton 253 523
John McLean 190 37 Abraham Lincoln 110 20
Charles Sumner 2 0 Nathaniel P. Banks 46 6
William H. Seward 1 1 David L. Wilmot 43 0
Nathaniel P. Banks 1 0 Charles Sumner 35 3
Not voting 8 3 Jacob Collamer 15 0
John A. King 9 1
Samuel C. Pomeroy 8 0
Thomas Ford 7 1
Cassius M. Clay 3 0
Henry C. Carey 3 0
Whitfield S. Johnson 2 0
Joshua R. Giddings 2 0
Aaron S. Pennington 1 0
Henry Wilson 1 0
Not voting 23 7

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