1948 was held at Democratic National Convention Convention Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from July 12 to July 14, 1948, and resulted in the nominations of President Harry S Truman for a full term and Senator Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky for Vice President in the 1948 presidential election. The convention was televised on the East Coast by CBS and NBC.
Hubert Humphrey's Address [ edit ]
Minneapolis mayor Hubert Humphrey addressed the convention, he urged the Democratic Party to "get out of the shadow of states' rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights," prompting a walkout by Southern delegates who later nominated Strom Thurmond as the presidential nominee of the States' Rights Party (Dixiecrats). The thirteen members of the Alabama delegation were led out by Leven H. Ellis. This was a launching point for Humphrey; he was elected to the [1 ] United States Senate later that year and to the Vice Presidency in 1964.
The balloting [ edit ]
In the absence of three dozen Southern delegates who walked out of the convention with Thurmond, 947 Democrats voted to nominate Truman as their candidate (against 263 for Senator
Richard Russell, Jr. of Georgia).
President [ edit ]
Vice President [ edit ]
U.S. Senator Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky was nominated by acclamation without a roll call vote.
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Pietrusza, David (2011). 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America. New York, New York: Union Square Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-4027-6748-7.
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