1952 Republican National Convention
|1952 Presidential Election|
|Date(s)||July 7–July 11, 1952|
|Presidential Nominee||Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York|
|Vice Presidential Nominee||Richard Nixon of California|
|Other Candidates||Robert A. Taft of Ohio
Earl Warren of California
The 1952 Republican National Convention was held at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois from July 7 to July 11, 1952, and nominated the popular general and war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas, also known as "Ike," for president and the anti-communist crusading Senator from California, Richard Milhous Nixon, for vice president.
The Republican platform pledged to end the unpopular war in Korea, to fire all "the loafers, incompetents and unnecessary employees" at the State Department, condemned the Roosevelt and Truman administrations' economic policies, supported retention of the Taft-Hartley Act, opposed "discrimination against race, religion or national origin", supported "Federal action toward the elimination of lynching", and pledged to bring an end to communist subversion in the United States.
Candidates before the convention 
- Businessman Riley A. Bender of Illinois
- Governor George T. Mickelson of South Dakota
- Representative Thomas H. Werdel of California
|Presidential Balloting, RNC 1952|
|Contender: Ballot||1st Before Shifts||1st After Shifts|
|General Dwight D. Eisenhower||595||845|
|Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft||500||280|
|Governor Earl Warren of California||81||77|
|former Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen||20||0|
|General Douglas MacArthur||10||4|
Vice Presidential 
Richard Nixon was nominated unanimously.
See also 
- List of Republican National Conventions
- 1952 Democratic National Convention
- U.S. presidential nominating convention
- U.S. presidential election, 1952
- "Republican Party Platform of 1952". Political Party Platforms: Parties Receiving Electoral Votes: 1840-2012. The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
|Republican National Conventions||Succeeded by
San Francisco, California
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