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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeProhibition Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1872 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open February 22, 1872 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close February 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 February 24, 2008 05:25pm
Data SourcesOhio Elects the President, p. 47; New York Times 2/23/1872; Zanesville Daily Courier 2/22/1872.
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1st Prohibition National Convention, 1872

Chairman
Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
S.P. Chase PA
James Black PA
National Chairman
John Russell MI

Organization of the Prohibition Party

The Prohibition Party was organized in 1867. In that year, John Russell was appointed the national chairman. The first candidates ran for office in 1869; among them were candidates in municipal elections in Ohio. A national convention was held on 9/2/1869 in Chicago. Green Clay Smith went on a speaking tour in 1870, trying to lay the foundation for the Prohibition Party [NYT 4/25/1870]. In the elections of 1870, candidates ran for Congress in IL, MA, MI, NY, OH, and RI (some as nominees of the Temperance Party). The candidates met with varying degrees of success;

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