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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1872 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 21, 1872 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 22, 1872 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1873 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1877 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler December 03, 2008 05:27pm
Data SourcesNew York Times 6/22-23, 24, 27/1872
Description
Origin of the Independent Liberal Republican Party

After the Liberal Republican Party nominated Horace Greeley for President in 1872, many of the early leaders of the party faced a dilemma. They believed that Greeley was unsuitable to serve as President, that he was unelectable, and that he would not be able to reach the moderate Southerners who would be needed in order to gain popular sentiment for ending Reconstruction. Consequently, a series of meetings were held in which anti-Greeley LRP leaders discussed their options. Finally, a national conference was called to set a new course before the Democratic National Convention assembled.

Independent Liberal Republican National Convention, 1872

Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
Former U.S. Rep.
William S. Groesbeck OH
Frederick L. Olmsted NY

Convention Organization

The delegates gathered in the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City. They were dubbed the “Soreheads,” the “Free Traders,” and the “Bolters” by the contemporary press. The delegates met in secret in a mee

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