List of Democratic National Conventions

This is a list of Democratic National Conventions. These conventions are the presidential nominating conventions of the Democratic Party of the United States.

List of Democratic National Conventions

  • Conventions whose nominees won the subsequent presidential election are tinted in light blue.
  • Four other conventions — in 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016 — which nominated candidates who won the popular vote, but not the Electoral College, are tinted in pale yellow.
Date[1] Location Temporary Chair Permanent Chair Platform
[2]
Ballots[1] Presidential Nominee[2] Vice Presidential Nominee
May 21–23, 1832 The Athenaeum and Warfield's Church, Baltimore [Data unknown/missing.] Robert Lucas of Ohio
1
Andrew Jackson of Tennessee1 Martin Van Buren of New York
May 20–22, 1835 Fourth Presbyterian Church, Baltimore [Data unknown/missing.] Andrew Stevenson of Virginia
1
Martin Van Buren of New York Richard Johnson of Kentucky
May 5–6, 1840 The Assembly Rooms, Baltimore [Data unknown/missing.] William Carroll of Tennessee 1840
platform
1
Martin Van Buren of New York 2
May 27–29, 1844 Odd Fellows Hall, Baltimore [Data unknown/missing.] Hendrick Bradley Wright of Pennsylvania 1844
platform
9
James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania3
May 22–25, 1848 Universalist Church, Baltimore J. S. Bryce of Louisiana Andrew Stevenson of Virginia 1848
platform
4
Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky
June 1–5, 1852 Maryland Institute, Baltimore Romulus M. Saunders of North Carolina John Davis of Indiana 1852
platform
49
Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire William R. King of Alabama
June 2–6, 1856 Smith and Nixon's Hall, Cincinnati [Data unknown/missing.] John Elliot Ward of Georgia 1856
platform
17
James Buchanan of Pennsylvania John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky
April 23–May 3, 1860 South Carolina Institute Hall, Charleston [Data unknown/missing.] Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts See below
57
Deadlocked Deadlocked
June 18–23, 1860 Front Street Theater, Baltimore [Data unknown/missing.] Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts4
David Tod of Ohio
1860 N.D.
platform
2
Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois5 Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia56
August 29–31, 1864 The Amphitheatre, Chicago [Data unknown/missing.] Horatio Seymour of New York 1864
platform
1
George B. McClellan of New Jersey George H. Pendleton of Ohio
July 4–9, 1868 Tammany Hall, New York City Henry L. Palmer of Wisconsin Horatio Seymour of New York 1868
platform
22
Horatio Seymour of New York Francis P. Blair, Jr. of Missouri
July 9–10, 18727 Ford's Grand Opera House, Baltimore Thomas Jefferson Randolph of Virginia James R. Doolittle of Wisconsin 1872
platform
1
Horace Greeley of New York7 B. Gratz Brown of Missouri7
June 27–29, 1876 Merchant's Exchange Building, St. Louis [Data unknown/missing.] John A. McClernand of Illinois 1876
platform
2
Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana
June 22–24, 1880 Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati George Hoadly of Ohio John W. Stevenson of Kentucky 1880
platform
2
Winfield S. Hancock of Pennsylvania William H. English of Indiana
July 8–11, 1884 Interstate Exposition Building, Chicago Richard B. Hubbard of Texas William F. Vilas of Wisconsin 1884
platform
2
Grover Cleveland of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana
June 5–7, 1888 Exposition Building, St. Louis [Data unknown/missing.] Patrick Collins of Massachusetts 1888
platform
1
Grover Cleveland of New York Allen G. Thurman of Ohio
June 21–23, 1892 Wigwam, Chicago William Claiborne Owens of Kentucky William Lyne Wilson of West Virginia 1892
platform
1
Grover Cleveland of New York Adlai Stevenson I of Illinois
July 7–11, 18968 Chicago Coliseum, Chicago John W. Daniel of Virginia Stephen M. White of California 1896
platform
5
William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska9 Arthur Sewall of Maine
July 4–6, 1900 Convention Hall, Kansas City [Data unknown/missing.] James D. Richardson of Tennessee 1900
platform
1
William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska Adlai Stevenson I of Illinois
July 6–9, 1904 St. Louis Coliseum [Data unknown/missing.] Champ Clark of Missouri 1904
platform
1
Alton B. Parker of New York Henry G. Davis of West Virginia
July 7–10, 1908 Denver Auditorium Arena, Denver [Data unknown/missing.] Henry D. Clayton of Alabama 1908
platform
1
William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska John W. Kern of Indiana
June 25–July 2, 1912 Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore [Data unknown/missing.] Ollie M. James of Kentucky 1912
platform
46
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana
June 14–16, 1916 Convention Hall, St. Louis [Data unknown/missing.] Ollie M. James of Kentucky 1916
platform
1
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey (speech) Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana
June 28–July 6, 1920 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco [Data unknown/missing.] Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas 1920
platform
44
James M. Cox of Ohio Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York
June 24–July 9, 1924 Madison Square Garden, New York [Data unknown/missing.] Thomas J. Walsh of Montana 1924
platform
103
John W. Davis of New York Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska
June 26–29, 1928 Sam Houston Hall, Houston [Data unknown/missing.] Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas 1928
platform
1
Al Smith of New York (speech) Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas
June 27–July 2, 1932 Chicago Stadium, Chicago Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky Thomas J. Walsh of Montana 1932
platform
4
Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York (speech) John Nance Garner of Texas
June 23–27, 1936 Convention Hall and Franklin Field, Philadelphia [Data unknown/missing.] Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas 1936
platform
Acclamation Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York (speech) John Nance Garner of Texas
July 15–18, 1940 Chicago Stadium, Chicago [Data unknown/missing.] Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky 1940
platform
1
Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York (speech) Henry A. Wallace of Iowa
July 19–21, 1944 Chicago Stadium, Chicago Robert Kerr of Oklahoma Samuel D. Jackson of Indiana 1944
platform
1
Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York (speech) Harry S. Truman of Missouri
July 12–14, 194810 Convention Hall, Philadelphia [Data unknown/missing.] Sam Rayburn of Texas 1948
platform
1
Harry S. Truman of Missouri (speech) Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky
July 21–26, 1952 International Amphitheatre, Chicago [Data unknown/missing.] Sam Rayburn of Texas 1952
platform
3
Adlai Stevenson of Illinois (speech) John Sparkman of Alabama
August 13–17, 1956 International Amphitheatre, Chicago [Data unknown/missing.] Sam Rayburn of Texas 1956
platform
1
Adlai Stevenson of Illinois (speech) (speech) Estes Kefauver of Tennessee
July 11–15, 1960 Memorial Sports Arena and Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles [Data unknown/missing.] LeRoy Collins of Florida 1960
platform
1
John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts (speech) Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas
August 24–27, 1964 Convention Center, Atlantic City [Data unknown/missing.] John W. McCormack of Massachusetts 1964
platform
Acclamation Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas (speech) Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota
August 26–29, 1968 International Amphitheatre, Chicago [Data unknown/missing.] Carl Albert of Oklahoma 1968
platform
1
Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota (speech) Edmund Muskie of Maine
July 10–13, 1972 Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach Daniel Inouye of Hawaii Lawrence F. O'Brien of Massachusetts 1972
platform
1
George McGovern of South Dakota(speech) Thomas Eagleton of Missouri11
July 12–15, 1976 Madison Square Garden, New York [Data unknown/missing.] Lindy Boggs of Louisiana 1976
platform
1
Jimmy Carter of Georgia (speech) Walter Mondale of Minnesota
August 11–14, 1980 Madison Square Garden, New York [Data unknown/missing.] Tip O'Neill of Massachusetts 1980
platform
1
Jimmy Carter of Georgia (speech) Walter Mondale of Minnesota
July 16–19, 1984 Moscone Center, San Francisco [Data unknown/missing.] Martha Layne Collins of Kentucky 1984
platform
1
Walter Mondale of Minnesota (speech) Geraldine Ferraro of New York
July 18–21, 1988 The Omni, Atlanta [Data unknown/missing.] Jim Wright of Texas 1988
platform
1
Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts (speech) Lloyd Bentsen of Texas
July 13–16, 1992 Madison Square Garden, New York [Data unknown/missing.] Ann Richards of Texas 1992
platform
1
Bill Clinton of Arkansas (speech) Al Gore of Tennessee
August 26–29, 1996 United Center, Chicago [Data unknown/missing.] Dick Gephardt of Missouri
Tom Daschle of South Dakota
1996
platform
Acclamation Bill Clinton of Arkansas (speech) Al Gore of Tennessee
August 14–17, 2000 Staples Center, Los Angeles [Data unknown/missing.] Terry McAuliffe of New York 2000
platform
Acclamation Al Gore of Tennessee (speech) Joe Lieberman of Connecticut
July 26–29, 2004 FleetCenter, Boston [Data unknown/missing.] Bill Richardson of New Mexico 2004
platform
1
John Kerry of Massachusetts (speech) John Edwards of North Carolina
August 25–28, 2008 Pepsi Center and Invesco Field, Denver Howard Dean of Vermont Nancy Pelosi of California 2008
platform
1/Acclamation Barack Obama of Illinois (speech) Joe Biden of Delaware
September 4–6, 2012 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida Antonio Villaraigosa of California 2012
platform
1/Acclamation Barack Obama of Illinois (speech) Joe Biden of Delaware
July 25–28, 2016 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Mayor, Baltimore Maryland12 Marcia Fudge of Ohio 2016
platform
1 Hillary Clinton of New York (speech) Tim Kaine of Virginia
July 13–16, 2020 Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Footnotes

1[1832] A resolution endorsing "the repeated nominations which he [Jackson] has received in various parts of the Union" was passed by the convention.
2[1840] A resolution stating "that the convention deem it expedient at the present time not to choose between the individuals in nomination, but to leave the decision to their Republican fellow-citizens in the several states" was passed by the convention. Most Van Buren electors voted for Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky for the vice presidency; others voted for Littleton Waller Tazewell of Virginia and James K. Polk of Tennessee in the election of 1840.
3[1844] Silas Wright of New York was first nominated and he declined the nomination.
4[1860 June] Caleb Cushing resigned as permanent chair.
5[1860 June] Douglas and Johnson were chosen as the candidates of the Front Street Theater convention after most of the Southern delegations walked out. The convention bolters soon formed their own convention, located at the Maryland Institute, also in Baltimore, on June 28, 1860. At their convention Caleb Cushing again served as permanent chair and John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky was nominated for the presidency and Joseph Lane of Oregon was nominated for the vice presidency. (1860 Southern Democratic platform)
6[1860 June] Benjamin Fitzpatrick of Alabama was first nominated but he declined the nomination.
7[1872] Greeley and B. Gratz Brown had already been endorsed by the Liberal Republican Party, meeting on May 1 in Cincinnati. A dissident group of Straight-Out Democrats, meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on September 3, nominated Charles O'Conor of New York for President and John Quincy Adams II of Massachusetts for Vice President, but both men declined the nomination.[3]
8[1896] "Gold" Democrats opposed to the Free Silver plank of the 1896 platform and to Wm J. Bryan's candidacy convened as the National Democratic Party in Indianapolis on September 2, and nominated John M. Palmer of Illinois for President and former Governor Simon Bolivar Buckner of Kentucky for Vice President.
9[1896] Bryan was later nominated for President in St. Louis, together with Thomas E. Watson of Georgia for Vice President, by the National Silver Republican Party meeting on July 22, and by the People's Party (Populists) meeting on July 25.[4]
10 [1948] Breakaway delegations left the Philadelphia Convention for conventions of the Progressive and States Rights Democratic Parties. The Progressives, meeting on July 23, also in Philadelphia, nominated former Vice President Henry A. Wallace of Iowa for President and Senator Glen H. Taylor of Idaho for Vice President. (1948 Progressive Party platform)
The States' Rights Democrats (or "Dixiecrats"), meeting in Birmingham, Alabama on July 17, nominated Governors Strom Thurmond of South Carolina for President and Fielding Wright of Mississippi for Vice President. (1948 States' Rights Democratic platform)[5]
11[1972] Eagleton withdrew his candidacy after the convention and was replaced by Sargent Shriver of Maryland.
12[2016] Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was intended to be the Temporary Chair, but was substituted for Stephanie Rawliings-Blake by the Democratic National Committee in the wake of the Wasserman/DNC email leak scandal. Wasserman resigned as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee effective after the close of the convention.[6]

Keynote speakers

See also

References

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1835 Democratic National Convention

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1840 Democratic National Convention

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1848 Democratic National Convention

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1864 Democratic National Convention

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1876 Democratic National Convention

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1884 Democratic National Convention

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1888 Democratic National Convention

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1900 Democratic National Convention

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The convention nominated William Jennings Bryan for President and former Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for his former office. The ticket was to lose the general election to the Republican ticket of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

1916 Democratic National Convention

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1928 Democratic National Convention

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The convention was the first held by either party in the South since the Civil War. It was also the first to nominate a Roman Catholic for President, Al Smith. The Texas delegation, led by Governor Dan Moody, was vehemently opposed to Smith. Therefore, when Smith was nominated, they rallied against his anti-prohibition sentiment by fighting for a "dry", prohibitionist platform. Ultimately, the convention pledged "honest enforcement of the Constitution".

Smith became the first Democrat since Reconstruction to lose more than one southern state in the general election, due to his "wet" stance, his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, and his Catholicism.

1932 Democratic National Convention

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1936 Democratic National Convention

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1948 Democratic National Convention

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The Carter-Mondale ticket went on to win the 1976 presidential election on November 2.

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1984 Democratic National Convention

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List of Whig National Conventions

This page lists the presidential nominating conventions of the United States Whig Party between 1839 and 1856. Note: Conventions whose nominees won the subsequent presidential election are in bold

aFillmore and Donelson had previously been nominated as candidates of the American Party.

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