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Topics in Chronicling America - The Election of 1892, Cleveland vs. Harrison

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection ( Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.

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Important Dates:

  • June 7-10, 1892 The Republican National Convention held in Minneapolis, MN nominates incumbent president Benjamin Harrison for re-election. Whitelaw Reid is nominated for Vice President.
  • June 21-23, 1892 The Democratic National Convention is held in Chicago, IL. Former president Grover Cleveland is nominated with Adlai Stevenson as his running mate.
  • October 25, 1892 First lady Caroline Harrison dies after a long illness. The already subdued campaign becomes more so two weeks before the election.
  • November 8, 1892 Grover Cleveland is elected, becoming the only person in US history to be elected to a second, non-consecutive presidential term.

Suggested Search Strategies:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Harrison, Cleveland, Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention, Mrs. Harrison, Republican, Democrat, campaign.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

Sample Articles from Chronicling America:

  • "Called to Order," The Appeal (Saint Paul, MN), June 11, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1-5.
  • "It Is Harrison!," The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo (Sedalia, MO), June 14, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1-4.
  • "Grover's Name Towers Over All," Pittsburg Dispatch (Pittsburg, PA), June 22, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 8.
  • "Cleveland and Stevenson," The Evening World (New York, NY), June 23, 1892, Convention Special No. 14, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1-6 .
  • "Grover's Mate is Stevenson," Pittsburg Dispatch (Pittsburg, PA), June 24, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 8.
  • "Mrs. Harrison Is Dead," Th Evening Bulletin (Maysville, KY), October 25, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1-5.
  • "Mourning for the Dead," The Times (Richmond, VA), October 26, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 3-4.
  • "Cleveland Is Sure," St. Paul Daily Globe (Saint Paul, MN), November 5, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1-2.
  • "New York Safe," Arizona Republican (Phoenix, AZ), November 6, 1982, Page 1, Image 1, col. 5.
  • "Worst in Forty Years," Pittsburg Dispatch (Pittsburgh, PA), November 7, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 6-7.
  • "After the Battle," The Morning Call (San Francisco, CA), November 9, 1892, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1-8.
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