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   Benton Democrat

PARTY INFORMATION

Abbreviation

BnD

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Link

Country

United States

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00/00/0000

Disbanded

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0

Database Record

Posted 3/8/2005, Updated 10/18/2007

Historic Overview

Thomas Hart Benton's declaration of oppositon to slavery led to a split of Democrats in Missouri into Pro-Benton and Anti-Benton camps for several elections. Congressmen elected as Benton Democrats include John S. Phelps, Thomas Hart Benton, and Francis Blair. Phelps went on to serve as a Democrat and an Anti-Benton Democrat. Benton served one term before losing in 1854. Blair was elected as a Benton Democrat in 1856, and was a Republican by 1858.


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