Journal of the National Republican Convention, Which assembled in the City of Baltimore, Dc. 12, 1821, for the Nominations of Candidates to Fill the Offices of President and Vice President. James Barbour, President.
Journal of the National Republican Convention, Which assembled in the City of Baltimore, Dc. 12, 1821, for the Nominations of Candidates to Fill the Offices of President and Vice President
First Presidential Nominating Convention by a Major Party

Journal of the National Republican Convention, Which assembled in the City of Baltimore, Dc. 12, 1821, for the Nominations of Candidates to Fill the Offices of President and Vice President

Washington: Printed at the Office of the National Journal, [1836]. Disbound. Octavo. 32 pages. Very good. Some light soil and foxing. Spine shows old glue and evidence of removal from larger bound volume.

Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky was the unanimous choice of the delegates at this convention, held in Baltimore in December of 1831. Former congressman John Sergeant of Pennsylvania was the nominee for Vice President.

This was the first nominating convention held by a major political party for the selection of President and Vice President. It was also the last for the National Republican Party. With Mr. Clay's loss to President Andrew Jackson in the 1832 election, the National Republican party merged with other Jackson opponents to form the Whig Party.


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