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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. Click on the year to take you to the corresponding article about the convention. (Conventions whose nominees won the subsequent presidential election are tinted in light blue.)

Date[1] Location Permanent Chairman Platform
[2]
Ballots[1] Presidential Nominee
[acceptance speech][2]
Vice Presidential Nominee
May 21–23, 1832 The Athenaeum and Warfield's Church, Baltimore Robert Lucas of Ohio (none)
1
Pres. Andrew Jackson of Tennessee1 Martin Van Buren of New York
May 20–22, 1835 Fourth Presbyterian Church, Baltimore Andrew Stevenson of Virginia (none)
1
Vice Pres. Martin Van Buren of New York Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky
May 5–6, 1840 The Assembly Rooms, Baltimore William Carroll of Tennessee platform
1840
1
Pres. Martin Van Buren of New York None2
May 27–29, 1844 Odd Fellows Hall, Baltimore Hendrick Bradley Wright of Pennsylvania platform
1844
9
James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania3
May 22–25, 1848 Universalist Church, Baltimore Andrew Stevenson of Virginia platform
1848
4
Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky
June 1–5, 1852 Maryland Institute, Baltimore John W. Davis of Indiana platform
1852
49
Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire William R. King of Alabama
June 2–6, 1856 Smith and Nixon's Hall, Cincinnati Georgia platform
1856
17
James Buchanan of Pennsylvania John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky
April 23–May 3, 1860 South Carolina Institute Hall, Charleston Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts (see below)
57
none (deadlocked) none (deadlocked)
June 18–23, 1860 Front Street Theater, Baltimore Caleb Cushing 4
David Tod of Ohio
platform
1860 N.D.
2
Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois5 Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia5 6
August 29–31, 1864 The Amphitheatre, Chicago Horatio Seymour of New York platform
1864
1
New Jersey George H. Pendleton of Ohio
July 4–9, 1868 Tammany Hall, New York Horatio Seymour of New York platform
1868
22
Horatio Seymour of New York Francis P. Blair, Jr. of Missouri
July 9–10, 1872 7 Ford's Grand Opera House, Baltimore James R. Doolittle of Wisconsin platform
1872
1
Horace Greeley of
New York 7
B. Gratz Brown of Missouri 7
June 27–29, 1876 Merchant's Exchange Building, St. Louis John A. McClernand of Illinois platform
1876
2
Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana
June 22–24, 1880 Cincinnati Music Hall John W. Stevenson of Kentucky platform
1880
2
Winfield S. Hancock of Pennsylvania William H. English of Indiana
July 8–11, 1884 Interstate Exposition Building, Chicago William F. Vilas of Wisconsin platform
1884
2
Grover Cleveland of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana
June 5–7, 1888 Exposition Building, St. Louis Patrick A. Collins of Massachusetts platform
1888
1
Pres. Grover Cleveland of New York Allen G. Thurman of Ohio
June 21–23, 1892 Wigwam, Chicago William Lyne Wilson of West Virginia platform
1892
1
ex-Pres. Grover Cleveland of New York Adlai E. Stevenson I of Illinois
July 7–11, 1896 8 Chicago Coliseum Stephen M. White of California platform
1896
about 5 William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska 9 Arthur Sewall of Maine
July 4–6, 1900 Convention Hall, Kansas City James D. Richardson of Tennessee platform
1900
1
William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska ex-Vice Pres. Adlai E. Stevenson I of Illinois
July 6–9, 1904 St. Louis Coliseum Champ Clark of Missouri platform
1904
1
Alton B. Parker of New York Henry G. Davis of West Virginia
July 7–10, 1908 Denver Arena Auditorium Henry D. Clayton of Alabama platform
1908
1
William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska John W. Kern of Indiana
June 25–July 2, 1912 Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore Ollie M. James of Kentucky platform
1912
46
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana
June 14–16, 1916 Convention Hall, St. Louis Ollie M. James of Kentucky platform
1916
1
Pres. Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey (speech) Vice Pres. Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana
June 28–July 6, 1920 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas platform
1920
43
James M. Cox of Ohio Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York
June 24–July 9, 1924 Madison Square Garden, New York Thomas J. Walsh of Montana platform
1924
103
John W. Davis of New York Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska
June 26–29, 1928 Sam Houston Hall, Houston Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas platform
1928
1
Alfred E. Smith of New York (speech) Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas
June 27–July 2, 1932 Chicago Stadium Thomas J. Walsh of Montana platform
1932
4
Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York (speech) John Nance Garner of Texas
June 23–27, 1936 Convention Hall and Franklin Field, Philadelphia Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas platform
1936
Acclamation Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York (speech) Vice Pres. John Nance Garner of Texas
July 15–18, 1940 Chicago Stadium Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky platform
1940
1
Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York (speech) Henry A. Wallace of Iowa
July 19–21, 1944 Chicago Stadium Samuel D. Jackson of Indiana platform
1944
1
Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York (speech) Harry S. Truman of Missouri
July 12–14, 1948 10 Convention Hall, Philadelphia Sam Rayburn of Texas platform
1948
1
Pres. Harry S. Truman of Missouri (speech) Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky
July 21–26, 1952 International Amphitheatre, Chicago Sam Rayburn of Texas platform
1952
3
Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois (speech) John J. Sparkman of Alabama
August 13–17, 1956 International Amphitheatre, Chicago Sam Rayburn of Texas platform
1956
1
Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois (speech) Estes Kefauver of Tennessee
July 11–15, 1960 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and Memorial Coliseum Leroy Collins of Florida platform
1960
1
John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts (speech) Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas
August 24–27, 1964 Convention Center, Atlantic City John W. McCormack of Massachusetts platform
1964
Acclamation Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas (speech) Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota
August 26–29, 1968 International Amphitheatre, Chicago Carl Albert of Oklahoma platform
1968
1
V.P. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota (speech) Edmund S. Muskie of Maine
July 10–13, 1972 Miami Beach Convention Center Lawrence F. O'Brien of Massachusetts platform
1972
1
South Dakota (speech) Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri 11
July 12–15, 1976 Madison Square Garden, New York Lindy Boggs of Louisiana platform
1976
1
Jimmy Carter of Georgia (speech) Walter Mondale of Minnesota
August 11–14, 1980 Madison Square Garden, New York Tip O'Neill of Massachusetts platform
1980
1
Pres. Jimmy Carter of Georgia (speech) Vice Pres. Walter Mondale of Minnesota
July 16–19, 1984 Moscone Center, San Francisco Martha Layne Collins of Kentucky platform
1984
1
ex-V.P. Walter Mondale of Minnesota (speech) Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York
July 18–21, 1988 The Omni, Atlanta James C. Wright of Texas platform
1988
1
Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts (speech) Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. of Texas
July 13–16, 1992 Madison Square Garden, New York Ann Richards of Texas platform
1992
1
William J. Clinton of Arkansas (speech) Albert A. Gore, Jr. of Tennessee
August 26–29, 1996 United Center, Chicago Richard Gephardt of Missouri and Tom Daschle of South Dakota platform
1996
Acclamation Pres. William J. Clinton of Arkansas (speech) Vice Pres. Albert A. Gore, Jr. of Tennessee
August 14–17, 2000 Staples Center, Los Angeles Terry McAuliffe of New York platform
2000
Acclamation Vice Pres. Albert A. Gore, Jr. of Tennessee (speech) Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut
July 26–29, 2004 FleetCenter, Boston Bill Richardson of New Mexico platform
2004
1
John F. Kerry of Massachusetts (speech) John R. Edwards of North Carolina
August 25–28, 2008 Pepsi Center and Invesco Field, Denver Nancy Pelosi of California platform
2008
1/Acclamation Barack H. Obama of Illinois (speech) Joseph R. Biden of Delaware
September 4–6, 2012 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte Antonio Villaraigosa of California platform
2012
1/Acclamation Pres. Barack H. Obama of Illinois (speech) Vice Pres. Joseph R. Biden of Delaware
July 25-28, 2016 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia TBD TBD N/A TBD TBD

Footnotes

1 [1832] A resolution endorsing "the repeated nominations which he [Jackson] has received in various parts of the Union" was passed by the convention.
2 [1840] 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 Johnson of Kentucky for the vice presidency; others voted for Littleton Waller Tazewell of Virginia and James K. Polk of Tennessee in the election of 1840.
3 [1844] Silas Wright of New York was first nominated and he declined the nomination.
4 [1860 June] Caleb Cushing resigned as permanent chairman.
5 [1860 June] 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 28, 1860. At their convention Caleb Cushing again served as permanent chairman and John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky was nominated for the presidency and Joseph Lane of Oregon was nominated for the vice presidency. (1860 Southern Democratic platform)
6 [1860 June] Benjamin Fitzpatrick of Alabama was first nominated but he declined the nomination.
7 [1872] Greeley and B. Gratz Brown had already been endorsed by the Liberal Republican Party, meeting on May 1 in Cincinnati. A dissident group of Straight-Out Democrats, meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on September 3, nominated Charles O'Conor of New York for President and John Quincy Adams II of Massachusetts for Vice President, but both men declined the nomination.[3]
8 [1896] "Gold" Democrats opposed to the Free Silver plank of the 1896 platform and to Wm J. Bryan's candidacy convened as the National Democratic Party in Indianapolis on September 2, and nominated John M. Palmer of Illinois for President and former Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner of Kentucky for Vice President.
9 [1896] Bryan was later nominated for President in St. Louis, together with Silver Republican Party meeting on July 22, and by the People's Party (Populists) meeting on July 25.[4]
10 [1948] Breakaway delegations left the Philadelphia Convention for conventions of the Progressive and States Rights Democratic Parties. The Progressives, meeting on July 23, also in Philadelphia, nominated former Vice President Henry A. Wallace of Iowa for President and Senator Glen H. Taylor of Idaho for Vice President. (1948 Progressive Party platform)
The States' Rights Democrats (or "Dixiecrats"), meeting in Birmingham, Alabama on July 17, nominated Governors J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina for President and Fielding Wright of Mississippi for Vice President. (1948 States' Rights Democratic platform)[5]
11 [1972] Eagleton withdrew his candidacy after the convention and was replaced by R. Sargent Shriver, Jr. of Maryland.

Keynote speakers

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Thompson (ed.), Margaret C. (1983). Presidential Elections Since 1789. Washington, DC:  
  2. ^ a b American Presidency Project, University of California, Santa Barbara, at http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/platforms.php (retrieved February 3, 2012)
  3. ^ Tim Taylor, The Book of Presidents, Arno Press, New York, 1972, page 215. ISBN 0-405-00226-2
  4. ^ Tim Taylor, The Book of Presidents, Arno Press, New York, 1972, page 283.
  5. ^ Tim Taylor, The Book of Presidents, Arno Press, New York, 1972, page 470.
  6. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=58112
  7. ^ a b "Past Democratic Keynote Speakers". The Washington Post. 
  8. ^ The Washington Post. April 30, 2012 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp--rv/politics/documents/Past_Democratic_Keynote_Speakers.html. 
  9. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=58234
  10. ^ "Democrats Wildly Acclaim Wilson, Tammany Alone Silent; Chairman Puts League to the Fore and Delegates Cheer; With 21 Candidates, it is Now the Field Against M'Adoo". The New York Times. July 1, 2000. 
  11. ^ Hail to the Chief
  12. ^ "Bowers in Democratic Keynote Scores Corruption; Smith Certain on First Ballot as Convention Opens, Picks Robinson as Running Mate, Dictates Platform". The New York Times. June 26, 2000. 
  13. ^ "Roosevelt Orders Two-Thirds Rule Fight End, But Backers in Committee Take Issue to Floor; Delegates Wildly Cheer Barkley's Repeal Plea". The New York Times. June 24, 2000. 
  14. ^ "Robinson Rallies Democrats With Defense of New Deal; Committee Considers Platform Supplied by President; Roosevelt Expected to Draft Lehman After Convention". The New York Times. July 10, 2000. 
  15. ^ "Democrats Are Not 'War Party', Convention's Keynote Declares; Roosevelt 'Draft' Move Growing". The New York Times. July 6, 2000. 
  16. ^ "Democrats Press 'War Chief' Issue; Second Place Open". The New York Times. July 10, 2000. 
  17. ^ a b c http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/democratic_conventions.pdf
  18. ^ "Barkley Quits Race, Blasts Union Chiefs; Move to Draft Stevenson Is Increasing; Southerners Lose Loyalty Pledge Fight". The New York Times. July 11, 2000. 
  19. ^ "Democratic Keynote Talk Assails Nixon as 'Hatchet Man' of G.O.P.; Lays 'Indifference' to President". The New York Times. July 10, 2000. 
  20. ^ Goldstein, Richard (July 17, 2000). "John Pastore, Prominent Figure in Rhode Island Politics for Three Decades, Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  21. ^ Time magazine, "200 Faces for the Future," 1974
  22. ^ "http://partners.nytimes.com/library/politics/camp/760713convention-dem-ra.html"
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