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1872 Republican National Convention
1872 Presidential Election
Ulysses Grant 1870-1880.jpg 18 Henry Wilson 3x4.jpg
Convention
Date(s) June 5-June 6
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Venue Academy of Music
Candidates
Presidential Nominee Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois
Vice Presidential Nominee Henry Wilson of Massachusetts
1868  ·  1876

At the 1872 Republican National Convention the Republicans renominated incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant but nominated a new Vice-Presidential candidate, Henry Wilson. Others, who had grown weary of the corruption of the Grant administration, bolted to form the Liberal Republican Party, which nominated Horace Greeley. The Democrats nominated Greeley as well, on a fusion ticket. Grant and Wilson won the election of 1872.

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