1944 Democratic Convention

Chicago Stadium Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

July 19 to 21, 1944

Nominated: Franklin D Roosevelt of New York for President

Nominated: Harry S. Truman of Missouri for Vice President

With the United fully engaged in World War II there was no question that Roosevelt would seek and receive the nomination once again. The question who would be the Vice President. The current Vice President Henry Wallace had inspired significant opposition and Roosevelt had decided to replace him with Harry Truman. Truman's victory was not easy, In the frist ballot he received only five vote more then Truman. Quickly, however support for Truman grew and secured the nomination.