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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1884 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 19, 1884 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 20, 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 February 05, 2008 10:50am
Data SourcesOhio Elects the President, p. 56; New York Times, 6/21/1884; James T. Havel, U.S. Presidential Candidates and the Elections, vol. 2, p. 55.
Description The American (Prohibition) Party held its national convention in the YMCA building in Chicago IL. The party sought to merge the reform movements of anti-masonry, prohibition, anti-polygamy, and direct election of the President into a new party.

Blanchard was a leader of the party. He travelled throughout northern states in the spring and gave an address entitled "The American Party - Its Principles and Its Claims." NYT 5/8/1884

Temporary and Permanent Chairman: Joseph L. Barlow CT

There were 150 delegates, including many non-voting delegates. NYT 6/21/1884

During the convention, the party name was changed from the American Party to the American Prohibition Party. The party name had been the Anti-Masonic Party in 1880.

The party nominated S.C. Pomeroy for President on the first ballot (as shown here) and John A. Conant CT for VP.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won09/19/1881
NameChester A. Arthur Votes1 (100.00%)
Term09/19/1881 - 03/04/1885 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/03/1884
NameGrover Cleveland Votes219 (54.61%)
Term03/04/1885 - 03/04/1889 Margin37 (+9.23%)
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RaceUS President 12/03/1884
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Name Sen. Samuel C. Pomeroy Jonathan Blanchard Scattering  
PartyAmerican American American  
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Uncertified Votes72 (85.71%) 7 (8.33%) 5 (5.95%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -65 (-77.38%) -67 (-79.76%)  
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