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The Democratic Party of Iowa meets in convention at Des Moines.

Des Moines, Iowa, 1868, zoomable map
07/11/1866

The Democratic Party of Iowa met in Des Moines to nominate candidates for the upcoming elections. The convention voiced full support for President Johnson and his policies and called especially for the immediate admission to Congress of representatives of the former Confederate states.  The convention, interestingly, decided to adopt all the candidates that the "Conservative Republicans" had nominated two weeks before, with the exception of two minor posts.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Iowa," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 408. 

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