1864 republican Convention
June 7 to 8, 1864
Nominated: Abraham Lincoln of Ill for President
Nominated: Andrew Johnson of Tennessee for Vice President
The Republicans nominated Lincoln for a second term at the convention. They also changed the name of the party to the National Union party, with the hope of expanding its base. The most fateful decision taken at the convention was the decision t o replace Vice President Hannibal Hamlin of Maine who was from a state that the Republicans were sure to carry with with Andrew Johsnon who was a pro Union governor of Tennessee.