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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeLiberal Republican Primary Election
Filing Deadline May 01, 1872 - 12:00pm
Polls Open May 01, 1872 - 06:00am
Polls Close May 03, 1872 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1873 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1877 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler December 03, 2008 06:15pm
Data SourcesNew York Times 5/1-4/1872
Convention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

Most votes received by candidates for party presidential nomination, up to the point where a nominee was determined. Vote totals are rounded up to the next whole number.
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Beginnings of the Liberal Republican Party

In 1870, a faction of the Republican Party in Missouri bolted because it felt that the Republican Party was being too vindictive in its treatment of former Confederate sympathizers. The group called for a repeal of all legislation which “discriminated” against ex-Confederates. In the election of 1870, Missouri’s Liberal Republicans (with the support of state Democrats) elected B. Gratz Brown Governor and won two of the state’s nine seats in the U.S. House.

Following this dramatic victory, a movement began to take the party to a national level. A nascent LRP had existed in New York since 1870, when four candidates contested races for the U.S. House there. Carl Schurz, a U.S. Senator from Missouri, began to travel throughout the nation, urging the creation of a new national party which addressed the issues of concern to the average person [e.g., his speech in Nashville TN was covered by the New York Times on 9/21/1871]. One month later, the St. Louis Republican stated in an editorial that since the Democratic Party had no contender who could defeat President Grant in 1872, the Democrats should not offer a candidate but should allow the Liberal Republican Party to field a candidate [New York Times 10/17/1871]. The immediate names raised as presidential material included U.S. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL), Charles F. Adams, and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice David Davis.

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/02/1868
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes214 (72.79%)
Term03/04/1869 - 03/04/1873 Margin134 (+45.58%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won12/04/1872
NameUlysses S. Grant Votes286 (81.95%)
Term03/04/1873 - 03/04/1877 Margin244 (+69.91%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/04/1872
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KEY RACE? 3.0000000000 Average
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Name Rep. Horace Greeley Ambassador Charles Francis Adams, Sr. Sen. Lyman Trumbull Gov. B. Gratz Brown Supreme Court Justice David Davis Ambassador Andrew G. Curtin Supreme Court Justice Salmon P. Chase
PartyLiberal Republican Liberal Republican Liberal Republican Liberal Republican Liberal Republican Liberal Republican Liberal Republican
Website [Website]
Certified Votes482 (38.19%) 324 (25.67%) 156 (12.36%) 95 (7.53%) 93 (7.37%) 62 (4.91%) 32 (2.54%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -158 (-12.52%) -326 (-25.83%) -387 (-30.67%) -389 (-30.82%) -420 (-33.28%) -450 (-35.66%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
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J Dr. Cynic
I TX_Socialist
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Name Others  
PartyLiberal Republican  
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Certified Votes18 (1.43%)  
Margin-464 (-36.77%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
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