1900 Republican National Convention

1900 Republican National Convention

The 1900 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held June 19 to June 21 in 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. Wolcott of 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 McKinley was unanimously named the party's candidate for President. No candidate ran against him, although Admiral George Dewey considered a run. New York Governor 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.

tate Delegates

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".

ee also

*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
last =Andrews
first =E. Benjamin
authorlink =Elisha Benjamin Andrews
title =History of the United States
publisher =Charles Scribner's Sons
date =1912
location =New York
pages =301-325

External links

* [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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