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  US President - Anti-Masonic Convention
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline May 21, 1872 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 22, 1872 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 23, 1872 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1873 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1877 - 12:00pm
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler March 28, 2008 06:51pm
Data SourcesCleveland Morning Daily Herald, 5/24/1872
Description
Party History

After the Civil War, local Masonic orders began to construct meeting halls. Having met in secret for so long, their presence had become less noticeable. With the construction of meeting halls and temples, however, anti-Masonic sentiment rose again. By the early 1870s, religious anti-masonry was on the upswing. Some Christian leaders believed that Masonry was undermining the political and religious foundations of the nation, and some of them called for each religious denomination to ban Masons from their membership. The United Brethren, United Presbyterians, and Conservative Quakers prohibited any Mason from being a member, and many individual Baptist and Congregationalist bodies did so without the nationwide blessing of their denominations.

The political party emerged in Vermont in 1871. An "Anti-masonic Society" was organized in Windham County VT on 9/15/1871. Among those present was Austin Birchard, who had been active in the party in the campaigns of 1831-1832. John W. Phelps VT was chosen the President of the society. [NYT 9/23/1871]

This second Anti-Masonic Party existed from 1872 until 1884. Throughout much of its history, Jonathan Blanchard was the driving force behind the party.

Convention Organization

The 1st Anti-Masonic Party National Convention assembled in the Second Congregational Church building in Oberlin OH on 5/20-22/1872.

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