1908 Democratic National Convention
|1908 presidential election
Bryan and Kern
|Date(s)||July 7–10, 1908|
|Venue||Denver Auditorium Arena|
|Presidential nominee||William J. Bryan of Nebraska|
|Vice Presidential nominee||John W. Kern of Indiana|
The event is widely considered a significant part of Denver's political and social history.
The 1908 convention was the first convention of a major political party in a Western state. The city did not host another nominating convention until a century later, at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
The convention was the second Democratic National Convention to include female delegates. They were Mary C.C. Bradford (Colorado) and Elizabeth Pugsley Hayward (Mrs. Henry J. Hayward) (Utah). Alternate delegates were Mrs. Charles Cook (Colorado), Harriet G. Hood (Wyoming), and Sara L. Ventress (Utah).
Declined to Seek Nomination
|William J. Bryan||888.5||1002|
|John A. Johnson||46|
Vice Presidential Candidates
John W. Kern of Indiana was unanimously declared the candidate for vice-president without a formal ballot after the names of Charles A. Towne, Archibald McNeil, and Clark Howell were withdrawn from consideration.
|Vice Presidential Ballot|
|John W. Kern||1002|