New York Republican State Central Committee

State: New York

On September 26, 1855, in Syracuse, the Whig Party of New York convened. Simultaneously, the nascent Republican Party held its state convention close by. On the next day, September 27, the Whigs joined the Republican convention and announced they were joining their party ranks. The Republican Convention then appointed a state committee, equally divided between former Whigs and former Democrats.

Hendrik Booraem, The Formation of the Republican Party in New York: Politics and Conscience in the Antebellum North (New York: New York University Press, 1983), 7-10.