1924 Republican National Convention

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1924 Republican National Convention
1924 Presidential Election
Calvin Coolidge photo portrait head and shoulders.jpg Chas G Dawes-H&E.jpg
Nominees
Coolidge and Dawes
Convention
Date(s) June 10 – June 12
City Cleveland, Ohio
Venue Public Auditorium
Candidates
Presidential nominee Calvin Coolidge (MA)
Vice Presidential nominee Charles G. Dawes (IL)
1920  ·  1928

The 1924 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Public Auditorium from June 10 to June 12. For this convention the method of allocating delegates changed in order to reduce the overrepresentation of the South. [1] This effort proved only partly successful as Southern delegates would actually be more overrepresented than they had been in 1916 or 1920; however, they were not as overrepresented as they had been before 1912.

It also made history by being the first GOP convention to give women equal representation. The Republican National Committee approved a rule providing for a national committee-man and a national committee-woman from each state. [2] More controversy ensued over whether to condemn the Ku Klux Klan with the result ultimately being to say nothing either way.

Incumbent President Calvin Coolidge was formally nominated and went on to win the general election. The convention nominated Illinois Governor Frank Lowden for Vice President on the second ballot, but he declined the nomination. The convention then selected Charles G. Dawes. Also considered for the nomination was Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas, a future Vice President.

Republican candidates[edit]

Declined to run[edit]


1st Presidential Ballot
Calvin Coolidge 1065 All other states
Robert LaFollette 34 24 from Wisconsin, 10 from North Dakota
Hiram Johnson 10 10 from South Dakota

Vice Presidential nomination[edit]

Former Illinois Governor Frank O. Lowden was nominated for Vice-President, but he declined, an action, that as of 2015, has never been repeated. Charles Dawes, a prominent Republican businessman was nominated instead.

Vice Presidential vote
Vice-presidential ballot 1 2
Before shifts
2
After shifts
3
Former Illinois Governor Frank O. Lowden 222 413 766 0
White House Budget Director Charles Dawes of Illinois 149 111 49 682.5
Ohio Congressman Theodore E. Burton 139 288 94 0
Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover of California 0 0 0 234.5
Iowa Senator William S. Kenyon 172 95 68 75
Pennsylvia Congressman George S. Graham 81 0 0 0
Indiana Senator James E. Watson 79 55 7 45
Kansas Senator Charles Curtis 56 31 24 0
Missouri Governor Arthur M. Hyde 55 36 36 0
Nebraska Senator George W. Norris 35 0 0 0
Iowa Senator Smith W. Brookhart 0 31 0 0
Utah delegate Frank T. Hines 28 1 0 0
Charles A. March 28 0 0 0
Tennessee Congressman James W. Taylor 21 20 27 27
Former Maryland Senator William P. Jackson 23 0 0 10
Ambassador to Japan Charles B. Warren of New York 10 1 23 14
Former Delaware Senator Thomas C. DuPont 0 0 3 11
Montana Governor Joseph M. Dixon 6 0 0 2
Indiana Congressman Everett Sanders 0 0 0 4
Former U.S. Army Major General James G. Harbord of New York 1 0 0 3
Former Indiana Senator Albert J. Beveridge 0 0 0 2
John L. Coulter of North Dakota 1 0 0 1
California Businessman William Wrigley Jr. 1 0 0 1
Army Chief of Staff John J. Pershing of Missouri 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]


Preceded by
1920
Chicago, Illinois
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
1928
Kansas City, Missouri