Silver Party

Silver Party
Leaders John E. Jones
Reinhold Sadler
Founded 1892
Dissolved 1911
Merged into Democratic Party
Ideology Bimetallism
Free silver
International affiliation None
Colors      Silver

The Silver Party was a political party in the United States active from 1892 until 1911 and most successful in Nevada which supported a platform of bimetallism and free silver.[1][2]

In 1892, the several Silver Party candidates were elected to Nevada public offices. The party's success continued throughout the decade, culminating in the election of Governors John E. Jones and Reinhold Sadler. Nevada was the only state to elect both Senators and Congressional representatives from the Silver Party.[3]

Nationally, the Silver Party aligned with the Populist Party and to a lesser extent with the Silver Republican Party. By 1902, most pro-silver factions in Nevada had been absorbed by the state Democratic Party organization.

Notable members

See also


  1. "Political Parties and Voter Registration". Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. 2008. Retrieved October 29, 2009.
  2. Ferguson, Margaret Robertson. The executive branch of state government: people, process, and politics. p. 329. ISBN 1-85109-771-6. Retrieved October 29, 2009.
  3. Edwards, Rebecca (2000). "The Silver Party". Vassar College. Retrieved October 29, 2009.
  4. "Nevada Elects Stewart" (PDF). The New York Times. January 24, 1893. Retrieved October 29, 2009.
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