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1956 Republican National Convention

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1956 Republican National Convention
1956 presidential election
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Eisenhower and Nixon
Date(s)August 20–23, 1956
CitySan Francisco, CA
VenueCow Palace
Presidential nomineeDwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas
Vice Presidential nomineeRichard Nixon of California
1952  ·  1960

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.

Convention-goers at the 1956 Republican National Convention holding signs for Richard Nixon.

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