- 1928 Republican National Convention
Because President Coolidge had announced unexpectedly he would not run for re-election in 1928, Commerce Secretary Herbert Clark Hoover became the natural front-runner for the Republican nomination. Former
IllinoisGovernor Frank Lowdenand KansasSenator Charles Curtiswere candidates for the nomination but stood no chance against the popular and accomplished Hoover. ChicagoMayor William Hale Thompsonconsidered himself a candidate, but without the support of Ruth Hanna McCormick, his candidacy was unsuccessful. [cite web|url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,882358,00.html|title=Thompson v. McCormicks|accessdate=2008-05-02|date= 1930-11-03|publisher= Time, Inc.|work= Time]
The future President Hoover was nominated on the first
ballotwith 837 votes to 72 for Lowden and 64 for Curtis and the rest scattered. John L. McNabdelivered Hoover's nomination address. In his acceptance speech he said that "We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over povertyever before in the history of any land"; this and other optimistic remarks about the country's future were held against him in the 1932 election, which he lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The platform praised the Coolidge administration for the prosperity of the mid-
1920s, and also promised reduction of the national debt, tax reduction, retention of the protective tariff, opposition of cancellation of foreign debts, settlement of claims from World War Ifrom foreign governments, continuation of the Coolidge foreign policy, support of arbitration treaties, civil service protection, a tariff for agricultural protection and continued farm exports, aid to the coal-mining industry, continued appropriations for highwayconstruction, the right to collective bargaining, regulation of railroads, a continued independent American merchant marine, government supervision of radio facilities, construction of waterways to help transportation of bulk goods, support for war veterans, federal regulation of public utilities, conservation, vigorous law enforcement, honest government, continued reclamation of arid lands in the West, improvement of air-mail service, restricted immigrationand naturalizationof foreign immigrants in America, continued enforcement of the Washington Naval Treaty, continued status of territory status for Alaskaand Hawaiiand called for more women in public service, right of the President to draft defense material resources and services, creation of an Indian Commission, an Anti-Lynching Lawand promised continued Home-Rule for the American Citizen.
Candidates for the Presidential Nomination
Candidates for the Vice Presidential Nomination
Chase Osborn( Michigan)
1928 Democratic National Convention
United States presidential election, 1928
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