Pennsylvania Opposition Party Convention nominates Cameron for President and Curtin for Governor

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The Pennsylvania Opposition Party met in Harrisburg to select nominees for the Republican National Convention in Chicago.  Selected delegates included David Wilmot and Thaddeus Stevens and all were instructed to vote for Simon Cameron for President at the convention.  Andrew Gregg Curtin was selected on the third ballot as the party's candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania.   Curtin was elected; Cameron was not.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"Political Movements," New York Times, February 24, 1860, p. 1.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Campaigns/Elections
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