Merchants Exchange St. Louis, Missouri
June 27 to 29, 1876
Nominated: Samuel Tilden, of New York for President
Nominated: Thomas Hendricks, of Missouri for Vice President
The 1876 democratic convention opened with three contenders Samuel Tilden of New York, Thomas Hendricks of Indiana and Union General Winfield Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania. Tilden led on the first vote but was stongly opposed by John Kelley the leader of Tammany Hall in New York. Kelley's opposition was not enough to stop the nomination and Tilden won on the second ballot.