List of Republican National Conventions

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This is a list of Republican National Conventions. The quadrennial convention is the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States.

List of Republican National Conventions

Note: Conventions whose nominees won the subsequent presidential election are shaded in pink.

Dates[1] Year Location Temporary Chair Permanent Chair Number of
Ballots
Presidential Nominee Vice Presidential Nominee
June 17–19 1856 Musical Fund Hall; Philadelphia Robert Emmett of New York Henry S. Lane of Indiana 2 John C. Frémont of California William L. Dayton of New Jersey
May 16–18 1860 Wigwam; Chicago David Wilmot of Pennsylvania George Ashmun of Massachusetts 3 Abraham Lincoln of Illinois Hannibal Hamlin of Maine
June 7–8 18641 Front Street Theatre; Baltimore Robert Breckinridge of Kentucky William Dennison of Ohio 1 Abraham Lincoln of Illinois Andrew Johnson of Tennessee
May 20–21 18682 Crosby's Opera House; Chicago Carl Schurz of Missouri Joseph R. Hawley of Connecticut 1 Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio Schuyler Colfax of Indiana
June 5–6 18722 Academy of Music; Philadelphia Morton McMichael of Pennsylvania Thomas Settle of North Carolina 1 Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio Henry Wilson of Massachusetts
June 14–16 1876 Exposition Hall; Cincinnati Theodore M. Pomeroy of New York Edward McPherson of Pennsylvania 7 Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio* William A. Wheeler of New York*
June 2–8 1880 Interstate Exposition Building; Chicago George F. Hoar of Massachusetts George F. Hoar of Massachusetts 36 James A. Garfield of Ohio Chester A. Arthur of New York
June 3–6 1884 Exposition Hall; Chicago John R. Lynch of Mississippi John B. Henderson of Missouri 4 James G. Blaine of Maine John A. Logan of Illinois
June 19–25 1888 Auditorium Theatre; Chicago John M. Thurston of Nebraska Morris M. Estee of California 8 Benjamin Harrison of Ohio* Levi P. Morton of New York*
June 7–10 1892 Industrial Exposition Building; Minneapolis J. Sloat Fassett of New York William McKinley of Ohio 1 Benjamin Harrison of Ohio Whitelaw Reid of New York
June 16–18 1896 St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall; St. Louis Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana John M. Thurston of Nebraska 1 William McKinley of Ohio Garret Hobart of New Jersey
June 19–21 1900 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Edward O. Wolcott of Colorado Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts 1 William McKinley of Ohio Theodore Roosevelt of New York
June 21–23 1904 Chicago Coliseum; Chicago Elihu Root of New York Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois 1 Theodore Roosevelt of New York Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana
June 16–19 1908 Chicago Coliseum; Chicago Julius C. Burrows of Michigan Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts 1 William Howard Taft of Ohio James S. Sherman of New York
June 18–22 1912 Chicago Coliseum; Chicago Elihu Root of New York Elihu Root of New York 1 William Howard Taft of Ohio James S. Sherman of New York3
June 7–10 1916 Chicago Coliseum; Chicago Warren G. Harding of Ohio Warren G. Harding of Ohio 3 Charles Evans Hughes of New York Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana
June 8–12 1920 Chicago Coliseum; Chicago Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts 10 Warren G. Harding of Ohio Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts
June 10–12 1924 Public Auditorium; Cleveland Theodore E. Burton of Ohio Frank W. Mondell of Wyoming 1 Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts Charles G. Dawes of Illinois
June 12–15 1928 Convention Hall; Kansas City Simeon D. Fess of Ohio George H. Moses of New Hampshire 1 Herbert Hoover of California Charles Curtis of Kansas
June 14–16 1932 Chicago Stadium; Chicago Lester J. Dickinson of Iowa Bertrand Snell of New York 1 Herbert Hoover of California Charles Curtis of Kansas
June 9–12 1936 Public Auditorium; Cleveland Frederick Steiwer of Oregon Bertrand Snell of New York 1 Alf Landon of Kansas Frank Knox of Illinois
June 24–28 1940 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Harold Stassen of Minnesota Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts 6 Wendell Willkie of New York Charles L. McNary of Oregon
June 26–28 1944 Chicago Stadium Earl Warren of California Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts 1 Thomas E. Dewey of New York John W. Bricker of Ohio
June 21–25 1948 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Dwight Green of Illinois Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts 3 Thomas E. Dewey of New York Earl Warren of California
July 7–11 1952 International Amphitheatre; Chicago Walter S. Hallanan of West Virginia Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas Richard Nixon of California
August 20–23 1956 Cow Palace; Daly City (San Francisco) William F. Knowland of California Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts 1 Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas Richard Nixon of California
July 25–28 1960 International Amphitheatre; Chicago Cecil Underwood of West Virginia Charles Halleck of Indiana 1 Richard Nixon of California Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Massachusetts
July 13–16 1964 Cow Palace; Daly City (San Francisco) Mark Hatfield of Oregon Thruston Morton of Kentucky 1 Barry Goldwater of Arizona William E. Miller of New York
August 5–8 1968 Miami Beach Convention Center; Miami Beach Edward Brooke of Massachusetts Gerald Ford of Michigan 1 Richard Nixon of California Spiro Agnew of Maryland
August 21–23 1972 Miami Beach Convention Center; Miami Beach Gerald Ford of Michigan Ronald Reagan of California 1 Richard Nixon of California Spiro Agnew of Maryland
August 16–19 1976 Kemper Arena; Kansas City Bob Dole of Kansas John J. Rhodes of Arizona 1 Gerald Ford of Michigan Bob Dole of Kansas
July 14–17 1980 Joe Louis Arena; Detroit Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas John J. Rhodes of Arizona 1 Ronald Reagan of California George H. W. Bush of Texas
August 20–23 1984 Reunion Arena; Dallas Howard Baker of Tennessee Bob Michel of Illinois 1 Ronald Reagan of California George H. W. Bush of Texas
August 15–18 1988 Louisiana Superdome; New Orleans Elizabeth Dole of Kansas Bob Michel of Illinois 1 George H. W. Bush of Texas Dan Quayle of Indiana
August 17–20 1992 Astrodome; Houston Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas Bob Michel of Illinois 1 George H. W. Bush of Texas Dan Quayle of Indiana
August 12–15 1996 San Diego Convention Center; San Diego George W. Bush of Texas
Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey
Newt Gingrich of Georgia 1 Bob Dole of Kansas Jack Kemp of Maryland
July 31–August 3 2000 First Union Center; Philadelphia Trent Lott of Mississippi Dennis Hastert of Illinois 1 George W. Bush of Texas* Dick Cheney of Wyoming*
August 30–September 2 2004 Madison Square Garden; New York City Linda Lingle of Hawaii Dennis Hastert of Illinois 1 George W. Bush of Texas Dick Cheney of Wyoming
September 1–4 2008 Xcel Energy Center; St. Paul Mitch McConnell of Kentucky John Boehner of Ohio 1 John McCain of Arizona Sarah Palin of Alaska
August 27–30 2012 Tampa Bay Times Forum; Tampa Mitch McConnell of Kentucky John Boehner of Ohio 1 Mitt Romney of Massachusetts Paul Ryan of Wisconsin
July 18–21 2016 Quicken Loans Arena; Cleveland Mitch McConnell of Kentucky Paul Ryan of Wisconsin 1 Donald Trump of New York* Mike Pence of Indiana*


*Won the election despite losing the popular vote.
1This convention was known as the National Union Convention.
2This convention was known as the National Union Republican Convention.
3Elected Vice President in 1908, Sherman died days before the election of 1912; he was replaced as Republican Vice Presidential nominee by Nicholas M. Butler of New York.

Keynote speakers

See also

References

  1. ^ Thompson (ed.), Margaret C. (1983). Presidential Elections Since 1789. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly. p. 65. ISBN 0-87187-268-4. 
  2. ^ "US President – R Convention Race – Jun 07, 1916". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  3. ^ "US President – R Convention Race – Jun 08, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  4. ^ "US President – R Convention Race – Jun 10, 1924". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  5. ^ "2016 GOP Convention Program Announced". RNC 2016 Cleveland. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 

External links

  • Republican Party platforms at The American Presidency Project
  • Republican Party candidate nomination speeches at The American Presidency Project
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