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).
Three names were placed in nomination: William Jennings Bryan, John A. Johnson, and George Gray. Bryan was unanimously declared the candidate for president after handily winning the first ballot's roll call.
|William J. Bryan||888.5||1002|
|John A. Johnson||46|
Vice presidential nomination
Vice presidential candidate
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for vice-president without a formal ballot after the names of Charles A. Towne, Archibald McNeil, and Clark Howell were withdrawn from consideration.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|
- History of the United States Democratic Party
- 1908 Republican National Convention
- United States presidential election, 1908
- Official report of the proceedings of the Democratic national convention, held in Denver, Colorado, July 7, 8, 9 and 10, 1908
- Democratic Party Platform of 1908 at The American Presidency Project
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