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

After losing the 1888 presidential election despite being the incumbent, Grover Cleveland returned for another chance at the Presidency in 1892 as the Democratic nominee. Cleveland defeated incumbent President Benjamin Harrison in 1892 to become the only president elected for two non-consecutive terms. Read more about it!

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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