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1952 Republican National Convention

1952 Republican National Convention
1952 Presidential Election
Nominees
Eisenhower and Nixon
Convention
Date(s) July 7–July 11, 1952
City Chicago, Illinois
Venue International Amphitheatre
Candidates
Presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York
Vice Presidential nominee Richard Nixon of California
Attendees at the 1952 convention

The 1952 Republican National Convention was held at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois from July 7 to July 11, 1952, and nominated the popular general and war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York, nicknamed "Ike," for president and the anti-communist crusading Senator from California, Richard M. Nixon, for vice president.

The Republican platform pledged to end the unpopular war in Korea, to fire all "the loafers, incompetents and unnecessary employees" at the State Department, condemned the Roosevelt and Truman administrations' economic policies, supported retention of the Taft-Hartley Act, opposed "discrimination against race, religion or national origin", supported "Federal action toward the elimination of lynching", and pledged to bring an end to communist subversion in the United States.[1]

Contents

  • Candidates before the convention 1
    • The Balloting 1.1
      • Vice Presidential 1.1.1
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Candidates before the convention

The Balloting

A piece of literature for the Eisenhower–Nixon campaign, 1952
Presidential Balloting, RNC 1952
Contender: Ballot 1st Before Shifts 1st After Shifts
General Dwight D. Eisenhower 595 845
Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft 500 280
Governor Earl Warren of California 81 77
former Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen 20 0
General Douglas MacArthur 10 4

Vice Presidential

Eisenhower was so unfamiliar with politics that even after his nomination he believed that the delegates would choose the vice-presidential nominee, surprising his advisors Lucius D. Clay and Herbert Brownell. When they explained that the delegates would support whoever he chose, Eisenhower suggested businessmen he knew such as Charles E. Wilson and C. R. Smith. Clay and Brownell explained that a running mate should be a politician who balanced the ticket in geography, age, and other areas, and suggested Richard Nixon, who had helped Eisenhower win California's delegates. Eisenhower had met Nixon, and accepted the suggestion. Nixon was nominated unanimously.[2]

See also

References

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Preceded by
1948
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
1956
San Francisco, California
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