1928 Democratic National Convention

Infobox National Political Convention
year = 1928
party = Democratic


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date = June 26 - June 28
venue = Sam Houston Hall
city = Houston, Texas
presidential_nominee = Governor Alfred E. Smith
presidential_nominee_state = New York
vice_presidential_nominee = Senator Joseph T. Robinson
vice_presidential_nominee_state = Arkansas

The 1928 Democratic National Convention was held at Sam Houston Hall in Houston, Texas from June 26 - June 28, 1928. The convention resulted in the nomination of Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York for President and Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas for Vice-President.

The convention was the first held by either party in the South since the Civil War. It was also the first to nominate a Roman Catholic for President, Al Smith. The Texas delegation, led by Governor Dan Moody, was vehemently opposed to Smith. Therefore, when Smith was nominated, they rallied against his anti-prohibition sentiment by fighting for a "dry", prohibitionist platform. Ultimately, the convention pledged "honest enforcement of the Constitution".

Smith became the first Democrat since Reconstruction to lose more than one southern state in the general election, due to his "wet" stance, his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, and his Catholicism.

ee also

*Democratic National Convention
*United States presidential election, 1928
*1928 Republican National Convention

External links

* [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/governors/personality/moody-burgess.html Governor Moody and the "Dry" Platform]

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