Back to top

Pennsylvania Democrats convene in Harrisburg, praise the president, nominate Hiester Clymer for governor

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1855, detail
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party held its convention in Harrisburg and issued a strong condemnation of what they saw as increasingly radical actions from a "disloyal" Republican Party in Congress.  They nominated a slate of candidates for the October elections, choosing Hiester Clymer as their choice for governor.  Clymer would face General John White Geary, who the Republicans selected two days later.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Edward McPherson (ed.), A Handbook of Politics for 1868 (Washington, DC: Philp and Solomons, 1868), 123.