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1868 Republican National Convention
1868 Presidential Election
Ulysses Grant 1870-1880.jpg 17 Schuyler Colfax 3x4.jpg
Date(s) May 20-May 21
City Chicago, Illinois
Venue Crosby's Opera House
Presidential Nominee Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois
Vice Presidential Nominee Schuyler Colfax of Indiana
1864  ·  1872

The 1868 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in Crosby's Opera House, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on May 20 to May 21, 1868.

Ulysses S. Grant had emerged as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination after being the Union commander in the Civil War. He was nominated unopposed on the first ballot. To balance Grant, a former Democrat and a hard drinker, the convention chose House Speaker Schuyler Colfax, a former Whig and temperance man. In Grant's acceptance telegram he said "Let us have peace", which captured the imagination of the American people.

The Candidates for the Vice-Presidential Nomination

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