1920 Republican National Convention


1920 Republican National Convention

The 1920 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States nominated Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding for President and Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge for Vice President. The convention was held in Chicago, Illinois, at the Chicago Coliseum from June 8 to June 12, 1920.

Many other Republicans sought the nomination, including US Army general Leonard Wood and Illinois Governor Frank Lowden. Dark horse Harding was nominated at the convention, however. Many wanted to nominate Wisconsin Senator Irvine Lenroot for Vice President, but Coolidge was nominated instead, because he was known for the Boston police strike in 1919.

Harding and Coolidge went on to win against Ohio Governor James M. Cox and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Detailed results

President

First ballot

1. Leonard Wood 287.5 votes (29.3%) 2. Frank Lowden 211.5 votes (21.5%) 3. Hiram Johnson 133.5 votes (13.6%) 4. William C. Sproul 83.5 votes (8.5%) 5. Nicholas Murray Butler 69 votes (7.0%) 6. Warren G. Harding 65.5 votes (6.7%) 7. Calvin Coolidge 34 votes (3.5%) 8. Robert M. La Follette 24 votes (2.4%) 9. Jeter C. Pritchard 21 votes (2.1%) 10. Miles Poindexter 20 votes (2.0%) 11. Howard Sutherland 17 votes (1.7%) 12. T. Coleman Dupont 7 votes (0.7%) 13. Herbert Hoover 5.5 votes (0.6%) 14. William Borah 2 votes (0.2%) 15. Charles B. Warren 1 vote (0.1%)

econd ballot

1. Leonard Wood 289.5 votes (29.4%) 2. Frank Lowden 259.5 votes (26.4%) 3. Hiram Johnson 146 votes (14.8%) 4. William C. Sproul 78.5 votes (8.0%) 5. Warren G. Harding 59 votes (6.0%) 6. Nicholas Murray Butler 41 votes (4.2%) 7. Calvin Coolidge 32 votes (3.3%) 8. Robert M. La Follette 24 votes (2.4%) 9. Miles Poindexter 15 votes (1.5%) Howard Sutherland 15 votes (1.5%) 11. Jeter C. Pritchard 10 votes (1.0%) 12. T. Coleman Dupont 7 votes (0.7%) 13. Herbert Hoover 5.5 votes (0.6%) 14. William Borah 1 vote (0.1%) Philander C. Knox 1 vote (0.1%)

Third ballot

1. Leonard Wood 303 votes (30.8%) 2. Frank Lowden 282.5 votes (28.7%) 3. Hiram Johnson 148 votes (15.0%) 4. William C. Sproul 79.5 votes (8.1%) 5. Warren G. Harding 58.5 votes (5.9%) 6. Calvin Coolidge 27 votes (2.7%) 7. Nicholas Murray Butler 25 votes (2.5%) 8. Robert M. La Follette 24 votes (2.4%) 9. Miles Poindexter 15 votes (1.5%) 10. Howard Sutherland 9 votes (0.9%) 11. Herbert Hoover 5.5 votes (0.6%) 12. T. Coleman Dupont 2 votes (0.2%) Philander C. Knox 2 votes (0.2%) James E. Watson 2 votes (0.2%) 15. William Borah 1 vote (0.1%)

Fourth ballot

1. Leonard Wood 314.5 votes (32.0%) 2. Frank Lowden 289 votes (29.4%) 3. Hiram Johnson 140.5 votes (14.3%) 4. William C. Sproul 79.5 votes (8.1%) 5. Warren G. Harding 61.5 votes (6.3%) 6. Calvin Coolidge 25 votes (2.5%) 7. Robert M. La Follette 22 votes (2.2%) 8. Nicholas Murray Butler 20 votes (2.0%) 9. Miles Poindexter 15 votes (1.5%) 10. Herbert Hoover 5 votes (0.5%) 11. James E. Watson 4 votes (0.4%) 12. Howard Sutherland 3 votes (0.3%) 13. T. Coleman Dupont 2 votes (0.2%) Philander C. Knox 2 votes (0.2%) 15. William Borah 1 vote (0.1%)

Fifth ballot

1. Frank Lowden 303 votes 2. Leonard Wood 299 votes 3. Hiram Johnson 133.5 votes 4. Warren G. Harding 78 votes (...)

ixth ballot

1. Frank Lowden 311.5 votes Leonard Wood 311.5 votes 3. Hiram Johnson 110 votes 4. Warren G. Harding 89 votes (...)

eventh ballot

1. Leonard Wood 312 votes 2. Frank Lowden 311.5 votes 3. Warren G. Harding 105.5 votes 4. Hiram Johnson 99.5 votes (...)

Eighth ballot

1. Frank Lowden 307 votes 2. Leonard Wood 299 votes 3. Warren G. Harding 133.5 votes 4. Hiram Johnson 87 votes (...)

Ninth ballot

1. Warren G. Harding 374.5 votes 2. Leonard Wood 249 votes 3. Frank Lowden 121.5 votes 4. Hiram Johnson 82 votes (...)

Tenth ballot

1. Warren G. Harding 674.7 votes (69.8%) 2. Leonard Wood 157.5 votes (16.3%) 3. Hiram Johnson 80.8 votes (8.4%) 4. Robert M. La Follette 24 votes (2.5%) 5. Frank Lowden 12 votes (1.2%) 6. Herbert Hoover 5.5 votes (0.6%) 7. Calvin Coolidge 5 votes (0.5%) 8. Nicholas Murray Butler 3 votes (0.3%) 9. William C. Sproul 2 votes (0.2%) 10. Irvine L. Lenroot 1 vote (0.1%) Philander C. Knox 1 vote (0.1%)

Vice president

It is interesting to note that Senator Harding had endorsed Lenroot, but then faced a major delegate revolt.

* 1. Calvin Coolidge 674.5 votes (69.2%)
* 2. Irvine L. Lenroot 146.5 votes (15.0%)
* 3. Henry J. Allen 68.5 votes (7.0%)
* 4. Henry Anderson 28 votes (2.9%)
* 5. Asle J. Gronna 24 votes (2.5%)
* 6. Hiram Johnson 22.5 votes (2.3%)
* 7. Jeter C. Pritchard 11 votes (1.1%)

See also

*1920 Democratic National Convention
*United States presidential election, 1920
*List of Republican National Conventions

References

* [http://books.google.com/books?vid=0VuW3RHxJtvLqvJamf&id=-EHR4jGLA14C Official Report of the Proceedings of the Seventeenth Republican National Convention, Held in Chicago, Illinois, June 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1920]

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