1956 Republican National Convention

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1956 Republican National Convention
1956 Presidential Election
Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg VP-Nixon.png
Nominees
Eisenhower and Nixon
Convention
Date(s) August 20–August 23, 1956
City San Francisco, CA
Venue Cow Palace
Candidates
Presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York
Vice Presidential nominee Richard Nixon of California
1952  ·  1960
Convention-goers at the 1956 Republican National Convention holding signs for Richard Nixon.

The 1956 Republican National Convention was held by the Republican Party of the United States at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, from August 20 to August 23, 1956. U.S. Senator William F. Knowland was temporary chairman and former speaker of the House Joseph W. Martin, Jr. served as permanent chairman. It renominated President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon as the party's candidates for the 1956 presidential election.

Eisenhower was expected to be renominated by acclamation at the Convention until a lone delegate decided to vote for a fictitious candidate named "Joe Smith". He voted the same when Nixon was nominated.

On August 23, 1956, singer Nat King Cole spoke at the Republican Convention.

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Preceded by
1952
Chicago, Illinois
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
1960
Chicago, Illinois