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1818, Jul 121903, Jan 13
a founder of the United States Republican Party. As early as 1852, Bovay was calling for a new party to form with a platform to stop slavery. At that time, Bovay visited New York and had a conversation with Horace Greeley, the editor of the New York tribune about the topic. Bovay told him of his idea of a new party named the Republican party, and Greeley who had himself already proposed the name "Republican" was enthusiastic.
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02/04/1854-Alvan E. Bovay proposes name "Republican Party," Ripon, Wisconsin 
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