Illinois Republicans hold their state convention in Decatur and nominate Richard Yates for governor

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In an hastily erected, purpose built, 900-seat "Wigwam" in Decatur, Illinois, the Illinois State Republican Convention met over two days.  Delegates from every county but one, Pulaski, attended and almost 3000 spectators crammed into the building.  The meeting nominated Richard Yates for governor on the fourth ballot over fellow candidates Norman Judd and Leonard Swett.  Delegates to the upcoming national convention and Illinois presidential electors were also selected.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Charles A. Church, A History of the Republican Party in Illinois, 1854-1912 (Rockford, IL: Wilson Brothers Company, 1912) , 73. 
Date Certainty
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Type
Campaigns/Elections
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