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Meeting in Baltimore, the Constitutional Union Party nominates John Bell for president

John Bell, engraving, detail
05/10/1860
The Constitutional Union Party held its first and only national party convention in Baltimore, Maryland.  On the second ballot, on the second day of the meeting, it nominated John Bell of Tennessee for President and Edward Everett of Massachusetts as Vice-President. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 198.
Thomas G. Mitchell, Antislavery Politics in Antebellum and Civil War America (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2007), 148

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