A participant recalls the Ripon meeting of March 20, 1854

Milwaukee man one of seventeen who christened Republican party


In this interview, George Lynch recalls being recruited by Alvin Bovay to attend the March 20, 1854, meeting in Ripon, and what happened there that night. He also claims that the name "Republican" was suggested to New York editor Horace Greely by Bovay, after which it became famous nationwide. Lynch went on to become a manufacturer, and invented the ball bearing.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Wisconsin and the Republican Party
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Pub Data: Unattributed newspaper clipping dated December 1, 1906, from a scrapbook at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library.
Citation: "Milwaukee man one of seventeen who christened Republican party." Unattributed newspaper clipping dated December 1, 1906, from a scrapbook at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=948; Visited on: 12/20/2014
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