1884 Democratic Convention

Chicago, IL

July 8 to 11, 1884

Nominated: Grover Cleveland, of New Hampshire for President

Nominated: Thomas a Hendricks, of Indiana for Vice President

The democratic conventioned opened with four contendors for the nomination. They were Alen G Thurman of Ohio, Thomas A Hendricks of Indiana, Thomas Bayard of Delaware and Grover Cleveland of New York. Cleveland was the governor of New York and the favorite. His reputation as a reformer however made him an enemy of Tammany Hall. They opposed his nomination and tried to engineer the selection fo Thomas Hendricks. Cleveland took and early lead on the ballots and on the fourth balllot, delegates switch their support and put Cleveland over the top.