It was 160 years ago, 1856. They nominated John C. Fremont. The detailed story is told by John Hay and John Nicolay. This duo were Abraham Lincoln's White House staff. John Hay later was Secretary of State under Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. This is what they wrote: http://dld.bz/fgP64
This begins our selection Republicans' First National Campaign, serialized into 5 minute stories, one per day for easy reading. Today's installment: Republican Party Forms.
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