- ram, i know you're interested in the republican
party's history, so here's something from Dark Horse.
It's from a footnote on page 56. "In 1860, Lincoln had
packed the glleries at the Republican Convention in
Chicago with local supporters to steamroll delegates.
He defeated William Seward, the early leader, on the
Also, there's a Republican senator mentioned in the
book, Jerome Chafee from Colorado. Do you suppose he
could be related to Lincoln Chafee, a Republican
senator from Rhode Island of today?
Take a look:
CHAFEE, Lincoln Davenport, 1953-:
CHAFFEE, Jerome Bunty, 1825-1886:
Their last names aren't exactly the same... so I doubt they are that