- 1924 Republican National Convention
The 1924 National Convention of the Republican Party of the
United Stateswas held in Cleveland, Ohioat the Public Auditoriumfrom 10 June to 12 June. For this convention the method of allocating delegates changed in order to reduce the overrepresentation of the South. [http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Hx/NatDelegates2004.html] This effort proved only partly successful as Southern delegates would actually be more overrepresented then they had been in 1916 or 1920; however, they were not as overrepresented as they had been before 1912.
It also made history by being the first GOP convention to give women equal representation. The
Republican National Committeeapproved a rule providing for a national committee-man and a national committee-woman from each state. [http://members.aol.com/votebuzz/cr/wmled.html] More controversy ensued over whether to condemn the Ku Klux Klanwith the result ultimately being to say nothing either way.
The GOP nominated sitting President
Calvin Coolidgewho later won the Presidency. The convention nominated IllinoisGovernor Frank Lowdenfor Vice-Presidenton the 2nd Ballot, but he declined the nomination. The convention then selected Charles G. Dawes. KansasSenator Charles Curtishad also run.
1924 Democratic National Convention
United States presidential election, 1924
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