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1924 Democratic National Convention


1924 Democratic Convention in New York. Presidential running mates, John W. Davis...HD Stock Footage


Democratic Convention 1924


Democratic convention in New York City 1924


Democratic Party convention in 1924, New York, United States. Al Smith Presidenti...HD Stock Footage


The 1924 Democrat Convention

The 1924 Democratic National Convention, held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924, was the longest continuously running convention in United States political history. It took a record 103 ballots to nominate a presidential candidate. It was the first major party national convention that saw the name of a woman, Lena Springs, placed in nomination for the office of Vice President. John W. Davis, a dark horse, eventually won the presidential nomination on the 103rd ballot, a compromise candidate following a protracted convention fight between distant front-runners William Gibbs McAdoo and Al Smith.
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