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  US President - Liberty Convention #1
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeLiberty Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1848 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 08, 1847 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 10, 1847 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1849 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1853 - 12:00pm
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler December 28, 2004 11:17am
Data SourcesHistory of the U.S. Political Parties, 1:436-439.
Description The Liberty Party held three national conventions for the 1848 election. This first of the three assembled at Macedon Lock NY. It was comprised of 75 delegates. Gerrit Smith was nominated for President on the first ballot as shown below. Elihu Barrett was nominated for VP, but he later declined to run and a second convention was called.
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 Gerrit Smith Others  
PartyLiberty Liberty  
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Uncertified Votes67 (89.33%) 8 (10.67%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -59 (-78.67%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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