Tennessee Democrats nominate Senator Andrew Johnson as their candidate for president
The Tennessee Democratic Convention met in Nashville. It elected delegates to Charleston and nominated Tennessee Senator Andrew Johnson as its candidate for president. Johnson was seeking the nomination but garnered little support for his bid at the national convention and withdrew. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 50.