1884 Democratic National Convention

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1884 Democratic National Convention
1884 Presidential Election
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Cleveland and Hendricks
Date(s) July 8-July 11, 1884
City Chicago, Illinois
Venue Exposition Building
Presidential nominee Grover Cleveland of New York
Vice Presidential nominee Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana
1880  ·  1888

In 1884, the Democrats gathered in Chicago for their National Convention. The leading candidate for the presidential nomination was New York Governor Grover Cleveland. Cleveland's reputation for good government made him a national figure. The Republican Party nominated James G. Blaine for president in 1884, although he had been implicated in a financial scandal. Many influential Republicans were outraged, thought the time had come for a national reform administration and withdrew from the convention. These Republicans are called mugwumps, and declared that they would vote for the Democratic candidate based on his integrity. The Democrats made Cleveland their presidential nominee with the former Governor Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana as the vice presidential nominee.[1]

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Preceded by
Democratic National Conventions Succeeded by
Saint Louis