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  US President - North American (Seceders) Convention
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeAmerican Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 15, 1856 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 16, 1856 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 17, 1856 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1857 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1861 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler December 03, 2008 05:13pm
Data SourcesNew York Times 6/16/1856
Description
This faction of the North American Party seceded from the larger convention when it was apparent that the larger faction wanted to collaborate with the fledgling Republican Party.

When the North American Convention re-convened on 6/16/1856, the chair of the NJ delegation was recognized. He read a statement by Robert F. Stockton, the candidate the delegation had supported in prior ballots, withdrawing from the nomination. Stockton believed that the party needed to nominate a nativist candidate, regardless of the convention's desire to defeat James Buchanan. Following his statement, the entire NJ delegation walked out of the convention; some other delegates cheered them as they departed.

North American (Seceders) National Convention, 1856

Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
Former U.S. Sen.
Richard F. Stockton NJ
Former U.S. Rep.
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/01/1852
NameFranklin Pierce Votes254 (85.81%)
Term03/04/1853 - 03/04/1857 Margin212 (+71.62%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/03/1856
NameJames Buchanan Votes174 (58.78%)
Term03/04/1857 - 03/04/1861 Margin60 (+20.27%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/03/1856

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Name Sen. Robert Field Stockton  
PartyAmerican  
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Certified Votes19 (100.00%)  
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