Greeley's platform [manuscript], ca. 1869.
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Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New ...
John Thompson Hoffman (1828-1888), lawyer and politician, was mayor of New York City from 1866 to 1868, and governor of New York State from 1869 to 1872. From the description of John T. Hoffman correspondence, 1868-1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122532271 From the guide to the John T. Hoffman correspondence, 1868-1883, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Tammany politician, mayor of New York City, 1866-1868, and governor of New Yo...
Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...
The Republican Party in New York predates the national party, which was not officially formed until 1854. From the guide to the Republican Party Broadside, 1837, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...