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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeAmerican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1856 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 12, 1856 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 20, 1856 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1857 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1861 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedRBH January 12, 2011 02:52pm
Data SourcesNew York Times 6/12 to 17/1856
Description

North American National Convention, 1856

Temporary Chairman
VP Nominee
Permanent Chairman
Presidential Nominee
Former Gov.
William F. Johnston PA
Philadelphia Mayor
Robert T. Conrad PA
Former U.S. Senator
John C. Fremont CA
Formation of the North American Party

Near the end of the American Party National Convention, delegates from Free States walked out of the convention. On 2/25/1856, they met in the Merchant's Hotel in Philadelphia to discuss their situation. They called a new national convention, to be held on 6/12/1856 in New York City. [New York Times 2/26/1856]

During the spring and summer, state conventions in the North discussed how to proceed. The Ohio convention received word that it had been dissolved by the national chairman, so it specifically repudiated the Fillmore ticket [Ne

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Term03/04/1853 - 03/04/1857 Margin212 (+71.62%)
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Name Sen. John Charles Frémont Speaker of the House Nathaniel Prentice Banks Supreme Court Justice John McLean Sen. Robert Field Stockton Gov. William Freame Johnston Scattering  
PartyAmerican American American American American American  
Certified Votes92 (40.71%) 53 (23.45%) 41 (18.14%) 20 (8.85%) 15 (6.64%) 5 (2.21%)  
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