Talk:United States presidential election, 1924
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Presidential Nomination Sections Too Long
IMO, the sections on the Republican, Democratic, and Progressive Party nominations and conventions are far too long, wordy, and mired in trivia and detail for a general encyclopedia article. Additionally, they also sound suspiciously lifted almost word-for-word from another encyclopedia article or book. I would suggest that an editor prune these sections to a more readable and informative length, sticking to main points and leaving out the tedious detail. Just a thought. 2602:304:691E:5A29:24BC:8AD6:1EF9:270 (talk) 02:08, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Electoral picture peculiarity
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Davis home state
Can anyone figure out the full deal for what Davis's state of residence in 1924 was? The Archives list gives West Virginia, which Davis had previously represented as a congressman, but they've been wrong in other instances (they put Theodore Frelinghuysen as a New Jersey resident in 1844, for instance, even though he was apparently a New York resident at the time), and my understanding was that Davis was living in New York at the time - he was a big-time trial lawyer from the time of his return from being English ambassador in 1921. Can we elucidate this? Ths Frelinghuysen issue was cleared up by a Senate Journal reference, but that site only has Senate Journals up to 1875...any other places we could look this up? john k 05:23, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
- Hello. I am the same user who called attention to Frelinghuysen's home state a few months ago (see 1956 election discussion). I have been looking into cases such as this one for quite some time now. Searching the archives of the New York Times and Washington Post is useful, even if they only give you snippits (you can view the whole articles for money though, but I don't want to do that). As best as I can tell, Davis did indeed live in New York at the time. The 1924 Maryland Manual (which helped clear up other messes such as Frelinghuysen and Eisenhower) lists his home as Locust Valley on Long Island. However, for some reason the convention insisted on nominating him from West Virginia. The official convention report for example lists him as a West Virginian. Interestingly, one of the aforementioned Washington Post snippets is titled "Tammany Hall maintains Davis is West Virginian", it seems his homestate was a source of confusion even at the time. As for the congressional journals, I was fortunate enough to be able to find the senate journal microfilmed from 1875 to 1970 at a local university (I wish it extended to 1973 so we could finally definitively solve the problem of whether Nixon was from CA or NY in '72, oh well). The electoral vote count in the senate journal (Feb. 11, 1925) lists Davis as being from West Virginia. For the sake of simplicity I prefer to go by what the senate journal says, but I couldn't find fault if someone listed him as from NY. Unlike the confusion over Nixon's homestate in '68 (the microfilm proves what we knew all along, it was NY, not CA) which is due mostly to ignorance, the confusion over Davis is well founded.
- BTW, after looking through the microfilm senate journals we can finally say 1. Winfield Hancock is really from PA (seen him credited to NY and MO on occasion) 2. Eisenhower really was from NY in '52 and PA in '56 3. LeMay really was from CA in '68
184.108.40.206 01:26, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
- Winfield S. Hancock's house was in Norristown Pa, not far from where I work. Chronicler3
Weren't the Pinckneys brothers? Timrollpickering 15:04, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
my edit (Brehm's home state)
forgot to include the why in the edit but Brehm's home state of CA was added on the page but the code messed up and it didn't show, so I fixed that220.127.116.11 04:42, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
There are some candidates missing from the results: http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?year=1924&minper=0&f=1&off=0&elect=0
James Monroe Reference
In the "Fall Campaign" section, there is a reference to James Monroe's 1820 victory that seems out of place. The article is talking about elections with multiple candidates, and then in parenthesis is a comment about how Monroe faces no opponents in 1820. In my opinion, this comment does not contribute to the article and is confusing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:44, 4 March 2013 (UTC)