1884 republican Convention

Exposition Hall Chicago, IL

June 3 to 6, 1884

Nominated: James G Blaine of Maine for President

Nominated: John A Logan of Ill for Vice President

With the opening of the Republican convention in Chicago substantial opposition existed to the nomination of Chester Arthur, the incumbent accidental president. The prevailing view was that it was the time of James G Blaine. Blaine led on the first ballot and he received the nomination on the fourth ballot.