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1908 Democratic National Convention


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Updated: 2017-08-09T20:44Z
1908 Democratic National Convention
1908 presidential election
WilliamJBryan1902.png JohnWKern.jpg
Nominees
Bryan and Kern
Convention
Date(s)July 7–10, 1908
CityDenver, Colorado
VenueDenver Auditorium Arena
Candidates
Presidential nomineeWilliam J. Bryan of Nebraska
Vice Presidential nomineeJohn W. Kern of Indiana
1904  ·  1912
Bryan addresses the convention

The 1908 Democratic National Convention took place from July 7 to July 10, 1908, at Denver Auditorium Arena in Denver, Colorado.

The event is widely considered a significant part of Denver's political and social history.

The Convention

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.[1][2] 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).[3]

Presidential Candidates

Declined to Seek Nomination

The delegates to the convention nominated William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska for President over George Gray of Delaware and John A. Johnson of Minnesota.

Presidential Ballot
1st Unanimous
William J. Bryan 888.5 1002
George Gray 59.5
John A. Johnson 46
Blank 8

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for vice-president without a formal ballot after the names of Charles A. Towne, Archibald McNeil, and Clark Howell were withdrawn from consideration.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
Unanimous
John W. Kern 1002

See also

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Preceded by
1904
St. Louis, Missouri
Democratic National Conventions
1908
Succeeded by
1912
Baltimore, Maryland
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