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  US President - FS Convention #2
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OfficePresident
TypeFree Soil Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1848 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open August 09, 1848 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close August 10, 1848 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1849 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1853 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler July 21, 2007 03:47pm
Data SourcesProceedings of the Free Soil Party National Convention.
Description The Free Soil Party assembled a second time in 1848 in a tent in City Park in Buffalo NY. 467 delegates were present.

Chairman: Charles F. Adams MA

Martin Van Buren was nominated for President on the first ballot, as seen below. Charles F. Adams was nominated for VP unanimously on the first ballot.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/04/1844
NameJames K. Polk Votes170 (61.82%)
Term03/04/1845 - 03/04/1849 Margin65 (+23.64%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyWhig Won12/06/1848
NameZachary Taylor Votes163 (56.21%)
Term03/04/1849 - 07/09/1850 Margin36 (+12.41%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/06/1848
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Name President Martin Van Buren Sen. John Parker Hale Rep. Joshua R. Giddings Charles Francis Adams, Sr. Others  
PartyFree Soil Free Soil Free Soil Free Soil Free Soil  
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Uncertified Votes244 (52.25%) 183 (39.19%) 23 (4.93%) 13 (2.78%) 4 (0.86%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -61 (-13.06%) -221 (-47.32%) -231 (-49.46%) -240 (-51.39%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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