1924 Republican National Convention

1924 Republican National Convention

The 1924 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Public Auditorium from 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 Committee approved 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 Klan with the result ultimately being to say nothing either way.

The GOP nominated sitting President Calvin Coolidge who later won the Presidency. The convention nominated Illinois Governor Frank Lowden for Vice-President on the 2nd Ballot, but he declined the nomination. The convention then selected Charles G. Dawes. Kansas Senator Charles Curtis had also run.

ee also

* 1924 Democratic National Convention
* United States presidential election, 1924

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