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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1884 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 03, 1884 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 06, 1884 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1885 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1889 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler February 22, 2008 11:43am
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

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The 8th Republican National Convention assembled in Exposition Hall in Chicago IL.

On the opening day of the convention, the national committee recommended Powell Clayton (AR) for temporary chairman. However, Henry C. Lodge (MA) nominated John Lynch (MS), who won by a 424-384 vote.

Other than a few minor credentials cases, the convention did not face many difficult issues until the time for the nominations.

Many delegates felt that it was Blaine's turn to run, since he had come so close in 1876 and 1880. Pres. Arthur had annoyed the Stalwarts and never was trusted by the Half Breeds. His support included the South and the Stalwarts who cared enough to attend.

On the first ballot, Blaine won a 56.5-vote plurality over Arthur. It was a highly sectional vote:

Candidate - North / Old CSA

--Blaine 296.5 / 38

--Arthur 121 / 157

--Edmunds 93 / 0

--Others 101.5 / 13

Blaine gained steadily on each ballot, and on the 4th ballot Illinois started the shift of favorite sons to Blaine. John A. Logan (IL) was nominated for VP.


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Presidential Balloting, RNC 1884
Contender: ballot1st2d 3d 4th
James G. Blaine 334.5 349 375 541
Chester A. Arthur 278 276 274 207
George F. Edmunds 93
Presidential Balloting, RNC 1884
Contender: ballot1st2d 3d 4th
James G. Blaine 334.5 349 375 541
Chester A. Arthur 278 276 274 207
George F. Edmunds 93 85 69 41
John A. Logan 63.5 61 53 7
John Sherman 30 28 25 --
Others21 21 24 24

Temporary Chairman: John R. Lynch (MS) [African American]

Permanent Chairman: John B. Henderson (MO)

Keynote Speaker: John R. Lynch MS [thought to be the first keynote speaker at a national convention]

7th Republican National Convention (1880)

9th Republican National Convention (1888)

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won09/19/1881
NameChester Alan Arthur Votes1 (100.00%)
Term09/19/1881 - 03/04/1885 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/03/1884
NameGrover Cleveland Votes219 (54.61%)
Term03/04/1885 - 03/04/1889 Margin37 (+9.23%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/03/1884
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Name Secretary of State James G. Blaine (I) President Chester Alan Arthur Sen. George F. Edmunds Sen. John Alexander Logan Sen. John Sherman Sen. Joseph R. Hawley Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
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Uncertified Votes541 (52.47%) 278 (26.96%) 93 (9.02%) 64 (6.21%) 30 (2.91%) 15 (1.46%) 8 (0.78%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -263 (-25.51%) -448 (-43.45%) -477 (-46.27%) -511 (-49.56%) -526 (-51.02%) -533 (-51.70%)
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Name Secretary of War William Tecumseh Sherman  
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Uncertified Votes2 (0.19%)  
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