1932 Republican Party presidential primaries

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Republican Party presidential primaries, 1932

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  Joseph France, photo portrait head and shoulders.jpg President Hoover portrait.jpg GeorgeWNorris.jpg
Candidate Joseph I. France Herbert Hoover George W. Norris
Home state Maryland Iowa Nebraska
Contests won 7 4 1
Popular vote 1,137,948 861,602 139,514
Percentage 47.5% 36.0% 5.8%

  Jacob S. Coxey, Sr. (The Coxey Plan).png RoyalCJohnson.jpg
Candidate Jacob Coxey Royal C. Johnson
Home state Ohio South Dakota
Contests won 1 1
Popular vote 100,844 64,464
Percentage 4.2% 2.7%

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First place finishes by preference primary results

Previous Republican nominee

Herbert Hoover

Republican nominee

Herbert Hoover

The 1932 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1932 U.S. presidential election. The nominee was selected through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1932 Republican National Convention held from June 14 to June 16, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

As the year 1932 began, the Republican Party believed Hoover's protectionism and aggressive fiscal policies would solve the depression. Whether they were successful or not, President Herbert Hoover controlled the party and had little trouble securing a re-nomination.

The Primaries[edit]

Little-known former United States Senator Joseph I. France ran against Hoover in the primaries, but Hoover was often unopposed. France's primary wins were tempered by his defeat to Hoover in his home state of Maryland and the fact that few delegates to the national convention were chosen in the primaries.

Date Primary Joseph I. France Herbert Hoover George W. Norris Jacob Coxey Royal C. Johnson
March 8 New Hampshire 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
March 15 North Dakota 59% 0% 0% 41% 0%
April 5 Wisconsin 0% 5% 95% 0% 0%
April 12 Nebraska 74% 26% 0% 0% 0%
April 13 Illinois 99% 1% 0% 0% 0%
April 26 Massachusetts 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
April 26 Pennsylvania 93% 5% 0% 0% 0%
May 2 Maryland 37% 60% 0% 0% 0%
May 3 California 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
May 3 South Dakota 0% 0% 0% 0% 65%
May 10 Ohio 25% 5% 0% 43% 0%
May 10 West Virginia 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
May 17 New Jersey 93% 7% 0% 0% 0%
May 20 Oregon 69% 31% 0% 0% 0%

Republican Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

Withdrew during convention[edit]

Withdrew before convention[edit]

The Convention[edit]

Hoover's managers at the Republican National Convention, which met in Chicago between June 14 and 16, ran a tight ship, not allowing expressions of concern for the direction of the nation. He was nominated on the first ballot with 98% of the delegate vote.

The tally was spectacularly lopsided:

Presidential Ballot, RNC 1932
Herbert Hoover 1126.5
John J. Blaine 13
Calvin Coolidge 4.5
Joseph I. France 4
James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr. 1

Both rural Republicans and hard-money Republicans (the latter hoping to nominate former President Calvin Coolidge) balked at the floor managers and voted against the renomination of Vice-President Charles Curtis, who won with just 55% of the delegate votes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2016-02-19.