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  US President - Anti-Monopoly Convention
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline May 10, 1884 - 12:00pm
Polls Open May 14, 1884 - 06:00am
Polls Close May 14, 1884 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1885 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1889 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler May 12, 2013 05:04pm
Data SourcesOhio Elects the President, p. 55; New York Times 5/1-18/1884
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Emergence of the Anti-Monopoly Party

The Anti-Monopoly Party was formed on a national basis in 1883. Scattered state affiliates had existed for a decade and had occasionally been competitive. In the summer of 1883, a convention was held in Chicago where the "Anti-Monopoly League" was formed. John F. Henry of Brooklyn was appointed the chairman of the League. Through the winter of 1883-1884, he visited local labor organizations and inquired into their likelihood of endorsing an AMP ticket that would possibly be led by Benjamin F. Butler. He was encouraged by the response [NYT 5/7/1884].

Its National Convention

The Anti-Monopoly National Convention assembled in the Hershey Music Hall in Chicago IL at 2:30 p.m. on 5/14/1884. There were 200 delegates present from 16 states, but 61 delegates came from MI and IL. [NYT 5/17-18/1884].

The national committee met the day before the convention and drafted a proposed platform. Committee members complained about the fact that the railroads would not provide the delegates with reduced rates, and the media mused about the irony that the Anti-Monopoly Party would approach the railroads with such a request [NYT 5/14/1884].

Alson J. Streeter was chosen as the temporary chairman. A New York delegate read a statement approved by the state affiliate recommending that the national convention not nominate a ticket. John F. Henry was appointed the permanent chairman when the convention was officially or

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  PartyRepublican Won09/19/1881
NameChester A. Arthur Votes1 (100.00%)
Term09/19/1881 - 03/04/1885 Margin1 (+100.00%)
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Name Gov. Benjamin F. Butler Sen. Allen G. Thurman Solon Chase  
PartyAnti-Monopoly Anti-Monopoly Anti-Monopoly  
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Uncertified Votes124 (93.94%) 7 (5.30%) 1 (0.76%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -117 (-88.64%) -123 (-93.18%)  
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