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. (Conventions whose nominees won the subsequent presidential election are tinted in light red.)

Dates[1] Location Temporary Chairman Permanent Chairman # 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 The 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 J. Breckinridge of Kentucky William Dennison of Ohio 1 Pres. 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 Illinois Schuyler Colfax of Indiana
June 5–6, 18722 Academy of Music; Philadelphia Morton McMichael of Pennsylvania Thomas Settle of North Carolina 1 Pres. Ulysses S. Grant of Illinois 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; Chicago John M. Thurston of Nebraska Morris M. Estee of California 8 Benjamin Harrison of Indiana 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 Pres. Benjamin Harrison of Indiana Whitelaw Reid of New York
June 16–18, 1896 St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana John M. Thurston of Nebraska 1 William McKinley of Ohio Garret A. Hobart of New Jersey
June 19–21, 1900 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Edward O. Wolcott of Colorado Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts 1 Pres. William McKinley of Ohio Theodore Roosevelt of New York
June 21–23, 1904 Chicago Coliseum Elihu Root of New York Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois 1 Pres. Theodore Roosevelt of New York Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana
June 16–19, 1908 Chicago Coliseum 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 Elihu Root of New York Elihu Root of New York 1 Pres. William Howard Taft of Ohio V.P. James S. Sherman of New York3
June 7–10, 1916 Chicago Coliseum Warren G. Harding of Ohio Warren G. Harding of Ohio 3 Charles Evans Hughes of New York Ex-V.P. Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana
June 8–12, 1920 Chicago Coliseum 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 Pres. 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 C. Hoover of California Charles Curtis of Kansas
June 14–16, 1932 Chicago Stadium Lester J. Dickinson of Iowa Bertrand Snell of New York 1 Pres. Herbert C. Hoover of California V.P. Charles Curtis of Kansas
June 9–12, 1936 Public Auditorium; Cleveland Frederick Steiwer of Oregon Bertrand Snell of New York 1 Alfred M. 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 L. 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 New York Richard M. Nixon of California
August 20–23, 1956 Cow Palace; Daly City (San Francisco) William F. Knowland of California Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts 1 Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower of Pennsylvania V.P. Richard M. Nixon of California
July 25–28, 1960 International Amphitheatre; Chicago Cecil Underwood of West Virginia Charles Halleck of Indiana 1 V.P. Richard M. Nixon of California Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Massachusetts
July 13–16, 1964 Cow Palace; San Francisco Mark Hatfield of Oregon Thruston Morton of Kentucky 1 Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona William E. Miller of New York
August 5–8, 1968 Miami Beach Convention Center Edward Brooke of Massachusetts Gerald Ford of Michigan 1 Ex-V.P. Richard M. Nixon of New York Spiro T. Agnew of Maryland
August 21–23, 1972 Miami Beach Convention Center Ronald Reagan of California Gerald Ford of Michigan 1 Pres. Richard M. Nixon of California V.P. Spiro T. Agnew of Maryland
August 16–19, 1976 Kemper Arena; Kansas City Robert J. Dole of Kansas John J. Rhodes of Arizona 1 Pres. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan Robert J. Dole of Kansas
July 14–17, 1980 Joe Louis Arena; Detroit Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas John J. Rhodes of Arizona 1 Ronald W. Reagan of California George H. W. Bush of Texas
August 20–23, 1984 Reunion Arena; Dallas Howard Baker of Tennessee Robert Michel of Illinois 1 Pres. Ronald W. Reagan of California V.P. George H. W. Bush of Texas
August 15–18, 1988 Louisiana Superdome; New Orleans Elizabeth Dole of Kansas Robert Michel of Illinois 1 V.P. George H. W. Bush of Texas Dan Quayle of Indiana
August 17–20, 1992 Astrodome; Houston Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas Robert Michel of Illinois 1 Pres. George H. W. Bush of Texas V.P. Dan Quayle of Indiana
August 12–15, 1996 San Diego Convention Center George W. Bush of Texas and
Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey
Newt Gingrich of Georgia 1 Robert J. 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 Richard B. Cheney of Wyoming
August 30–September 2, 2004 Madison Square Garden; New York Linda Lingle of Hawaii Dennis Hastert of Illinois 1 Pres. George W. Bush of Texas V.P. Richard B. Cheney of Wyoming
September 1–4, 2008 Xcel Energy Center; Saint Paul Mitch McConnell of Kentucky John Boehner of Ohio 1 John McCain of Arizona Sarah L. 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
June or July, 2016 Quicken Loans Arena; Cleveland

1 This convention was known as the National Union Convention.
2 This convention was known as the National Union Republican Convention.
3 Sherman died days before the election, and was replaced as Republican vice presidential nominee by Nicholas M. Butler of New York.

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  1. ^ Thompson (ed.), Margaret C. (1983). Presidential Elections Since 1789. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly. p. 65. ISBN 0-87187-268-4. 
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=57975
  3. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=57976
  4. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=57977