- 1952 Republican National Convention
Republican National Conventionwas held at the International Amphitheatrein Chicago, Cook County, Illinoisfrom July 7to July 11, 1952and nominated the popular general and war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas, also known as "Ike," for president and the anti-communist crusading Senator from California, Richard Milhous 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, and pledged to bring an end to ´"Communist Subversion" in the United States.
Candidates before the convention
Riley A. Benderof Illinois
George T. Mickelsonof South Dakota
Thomas H. Werdelof California
Richard Nixonwas nominated unanimously.
List of Republican National Conventions
1952 Democratic National Convention
U.S. presidential nominating convention
U.S. presidential election, 1952
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