1864 Republican National Convention
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|1864 Presidential Election|
Lincoln and Johnson
June 7-June 8, 1864
Front Street Theatre
May 31, 1864 in Cleveland, Ohio
|Presidential Nominee||Abraham Lincoln of Illinois
John C. Frémont of California
|Vice Presidential Nominee||Andrew Johnson of Tennessee
John Cochrane of New York
There were two rival Republican conventions in 1864. The first was by a group of radicals upset with Lincoln's position on the issues of slavery and post-war reconciliation with the southern states. They met in Cleveland, Ohio and nominated John C. Frémont for President on May 31, 1864, adopting the name Radical Democracy Party. This 1864 fission in the Republican Party divided the party into two factions: the anti-Lincoln Radical Republicans, who nominated Frémont, and the pro-Lincoln Republicans. Frémont abandoned his political campaign in September 1864, after he brokered a political deal in which Lincoln removed U.S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair from office.
The 1864 National Union Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland, from June 7 to June 8, 1864. It nominated President Abraham Lincoln for reelection, and nominated a War Democrat, Military Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, for Vice President. The ticket was successful in the election of 1864.
See also 
- History of the United States Republican Party
- National Union Party (United States)
- 1866 National Union Convention
- U.S. presidential election, 1864
- "1864: Lincoln v. McCVlellan". HarpWeek: Explore History. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
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