List of Democratic National Conventions
This is a list of
Democratic National Conventions. These conventions are the presidential nominating conventions of the Democratic Party of the United States.
1 A resolution endorsing "the repeated nominations which he [Jackson] has received in various parts of the Union" was passed by the convention.
2 A resolution stating "that the convention deem it expedient at the present time not to choose between the individuals in nomination, but to leave the decision to their Republican fellow-citizens in the several states" was passed by the convention. Most Van Buren electors voted for
Richard Mentor Johnsonof Kentuckyfor the vice presidency; others voted for Littleton Waller Tazewellof Virginiaand James K. Polkof Tennesseein the election of 1840.
Silas Wrightof New Yorkwas first nominated and he declined the nomination.
4 Cushing resigned as permanent chairman.
5 Douglas and Johnson were chosen as the candidates of the Front Street Theater convention after most of the Southern delegations walked out. The convention bolters soon formed their own convention, located at the Maryland Institute, also in Baltimore, on June 28th, 1860. At their convention
Caleb Cushingagain served as permanent chairman and John C. Breckinridgeof Kentuckywas nominated for the presidency and Joseph Laneof Oregonwas nominated for the vice presidency.
Benjamin Fitzpatrickof Alabamawas first nominated and he declined the nomination.
7 Eagleton withdrew his candidacy after the convention and was replaced by
R. Sargent Shriver, Jr.of Maryland.
Keynote speakers (incomplete list)
* 1912 - Former Chief Judge and 1904 Presidential nominee
Alton B. Parkerof New York
* 1948 - Senate Minority Leader
Alben W. Barkleyof Kentucky(also V.P. nominee) [http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/democratic_conventions.pdf]
* 1960 - Senator
Frank Churchof Idaho
* 1964 - Senator
John O. Pastoreof Rhode Island[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEEDD123BF934A25754C0A9669C8B63]
* 1968 - Senator
Daniel Inouyeof Hawaii
* 1972 - Governor
Reubin Askewof Florida[ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,879402-4,00.html Time magazine, "200 Faces for the Future," 1974] ]
* 1976 - Representative
Barbara Jordanof Texas[http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/democratic_conventions.pdf]
* 1980 - Senator
Edward Kennedyof Massachusetts
* 1984 - Governor
Mario Cuomoof New York[http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/democratic_conventions.pdf]
* 1988 -
TexasState Treasurer Ann Richards
* 1992 - Senator
Bill Bradleyof New Jersey, Representative Barbara Jordanof Texas, Governor Zell Millerof Georgia (only one time with three keynote speakers) [http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/democratic_conventions.pdf]
* 1996 - Governor
Evan Bayhof Indiana
* 2000 - Representative
Harold Ford, Jr.of Tennessee
* 2004 - Illinois State Senator
* 2008 - Former Governor
Mark Warnerof Virginia
List of United States Democratic Party presidential tickets
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