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1956 Democratic National Convention

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1956 Democratic Convention President Harry Truman

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The 1956 Democratic National Convention in the International Amphitheatre, Chicag...HD Stock Footage

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1956 DNC: TV molds new stars in politics and media

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August 16, 1956 - Senator John F. Kennedy's remarks at the Democratic National Convention, Chicago

The 1956 Democratic National Convention nominated former Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois for President and Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee for Vice President. It was held in the International Amphitheatre on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois August 13–August 17, 1956. Unsuccessful candidates for the presidential nomination included Governor W. Averell Harriman of New York, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, and Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri.
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