1872 Republican National Convention
|1872 Presidential Election|
Grant and Wilson
|Date(s)||June 5-June 6|
|Venue||Academy of Music|
|Presidential nominee||Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois|
|Vice Presidential nominee||Henry Wilson of Massachusetts|
|‹ 1868 · 1876 ›|
At the 1872 Republican National Convention the Republicans nominated President Ulysses S. Grant for reelection, but nominated Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts for Vice President, instead of the incumbent Schuyler Colfax. Others, who had grown weary of the corruption of the Grant administration, bolted to form the Liberal Republican Party, which nominated Horace Greeley. The Democrats nominated Greeley as well, on a fusion ticket. Grant and Wilson won the election of 1872.
- Presidential election, 1872.: Proceedings of the National union Republican convention held at Philadelphia, June 5 and 6, 1872 .../ Reported by Francis H. Smith, Official reporter.
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