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  National Liberty Party Convention
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeLiberty Primary Election
Filing Deadline September 29, 1852 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open September 30, 1852 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close September 30, 1852 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1853 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1857 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler April 28, 2008 09:34pm
Data SourcesNew York Times 10/1/1852.
Description
For an overview of the Liberty Party in the Taylor/Fillmore administration, see the first convention of the four held by the Liberty Party in 1852.

The fourth Liberty Party national convention of 1852 had been called by the second convention after a group of delegates bolted to hold the third convention of the party in 1852.

The convention was held in Syracuse NY on 9/30/1852.

From the beginning, many delegates stated they wanted to endorse the Free Soil Party's national ticket. Some party leaders espoused the states rights position that Congress did not have the authority to abolish slavery in any state but did have authority over the territories. The states rights speakers endorsed the idea of prosecuting federal marshals for enforcing the Fugitive Slave Law.

In the afternoon session, Gerrit Smith read the proposed platform. He did not want to exclude the Free Soilers in the convention, though he preferred a separate ticket. A delegate named Antoinette Brown stated that the Free Soilers had their own ticket and were not part of the Liberty Party; she advocated a separate ticket also.

The convention nominated William Goodell NY for President and Samuel M. Piper VA for VP. Some delegates supported Hale, but the NYT did not provide

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyWhig Won07/09/1850
NameMillard Fillmore Votes1 (100.00%)
Term07/09/1850 - 03/04/1853 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/01/1852
NameFranklin Pierce Votes254 (85.81%)
Term03/04/1853 - 03/04/1857 Margin212 (+71.62%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/01/1852
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PartyLiberty  
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Uncertified Votes (0.00% in)1 (100.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%)  
Estimated Final2 (100.00%)  
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