1908 Democratic National Convention


1908 Democratic National Convention

The 1908 Democratic National Convention was the quadrennial political convention of the U.S. Democratic Party, which took place from July 7 to July 10, 1908. Held at Denver Auditorium Arena in Denver, Colorado, the delegates to the convention nominated William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska for President and John W. Kern of Indiana for Vice President. The event is widely considered a significant part of Denver's political and social history.

The 1908 convention was the first held by a major political party in a western state. The city would not host another nominating convention until a century later (the 2008 Democratic National Convention). The convention was also the first Democratic National Convention to include a female delegate. [ [http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/25/dems.convention.trivia/index.html CNN: Think you know your Democratic convention trivia?] ]

ee also

*History of the Democratic National Convention
*U.S. presidential election, 1908
*Democratic Party (United States)

References

* [http://www.demconvention.com/1908-denver-democratic-national-convention/ Photos of 1908 Democratic National Convention]
* [http://www.hellodenver.com/Photos_People.Cfm More Photos of 1908 Democratic National Convention]
* [http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_9199216 Once Every 100 Years]
* [http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/may/31/1908s-hot-ticket-was-to-dnc/ 1908's Hot Ticket was to DNC]
* [http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/may/31/1908-gathering-was-bathed-in-red-lights/ 1908 Gathering was Bathed in Red Lights]
* [http://www.democrats.org/ The Democratic National Committee]


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