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List of Whig National Conventions

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List of Whig National Conventions

This page lists the presidential nominating conventions of the United States Whig Party between 1839 and 1856 and the Constitutional Union Party of 1860.

Year Location Presidential Nominee Vice Presidential Nominee
1839 Harrisburg William Henry Harrison of Ohio John Tyler of Virginia
1844 Baltimore Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New Jersey
1848 Philadelphia Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York
1852 Baltimore Winfield Scott of New Jersey William A. Graham of North Carolina
1856 Baltimore Millard Fillmore of New Yorka Andrew J. Donelson of Tennesseea
1860b Baltimore John Bell of Tennessee Edward Everett of Massachusetts

aFillmore and Donelson had previously been nominated as candidates of the American Party.
bAs the Constitutional Union Convention. The Constitutional Unionists consisted largely of former Whigs.

See also

This is a list of the candidates for the offices of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States of the modern Democratic Party of the United States.


  • Cluskey, Michael W. (ed.). The Political Textbook. J.B. Smith & co., Philadelphia: 1860. Google Books digitized version
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