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  US President - Liberty Convention
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeLiberty Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1840 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open April 01, 1840 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close April 02, 1840 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1841 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1845 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler May 02, 2008 09:37pm
Data SourcesOhio Elects the President, p. 24.
Description

1st Liberty Party National Convention, 1840

Chairman
Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
Alvan Stewart NY
James G. Birney NY
Thomas Earle PA

Background

In late 1839, an Independent Anti-Slavery National Convention met in Warsaw NY and nominated James G. Birney for President and Francis J. LeMoyne for Vice President. The two men declined the honor, and a second convention was called.

Note: for an overview of the anti-slavery movement before 1839, see the IAS convention referenced above.

The 1st Liberty Party National Convention

The first Liberty Party National Convention was held in City Hall, Albany NY, 4/1-2/1840. There were 121 delegates present from six states.

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