- 1900 Republican National Convention
The 1900 National Convention of the Republican Party of the
United Stateswas held June 19to June 21in the Exposition Auditorium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Exposition Auditorium was located south of the University of Pennsylvania, and the later Convention Hall was constructed along the building's east wall. It was demolished in 2006.
Each state was allotted two delegates per electoral vote, and territories were granted from two to six delegates. Altogether, there were 926 delegates and an equal number of alternates.
Mark Hanna opened the convention. He proposed that Senator
Edward O. Wolcottof Colorado serve as temporary chairman. The purpose of Wolcott's selection was to show that the party had overcome its divisiveness of 1896, in which the Colorado delegation walked out of the Republican convention. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts served as the convention's permanent chairman.
The incumbent President
William McKinleywas unanimously named the party's candidate for President. No candidate ran against him, although Admiral George Dewey considered a run. New YorkGovernor Theodore Roosevelt, who was himself a delegate, was nominated for Vice President by a vote of 925 to 1 abstention, with his vote alone abstaining.
State Delegates to the 1900 Republican National Convention
The Republican party supported the current administration's actions in the
Philippines, while the Democratic party promoted "anti-imperialism".
United States presidential election, 1900
1900 Democratic National Convention
* Richard C. Bain and Judith H. Parris, "Convention Decisions and Voting Records" (Washington DC: Brookings Institution, 1973), pp. 158-161.
* cite book
first =E. Benjamin
authorlink =Elisha Benjamin Andrews
title =History of the United States
publisher =Charles Scribner's Sons
location =New York
* [http://www.archive.org/details/12threpubnaticon00blumrich Official proceedings of the twelfth Republican National Convention, held in ... Philadelphia, June, 19, 20 and 21, 1900]
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