1948 Democratic Convention

Chicago Stadium Chicago, Illinois Municipal Auditorium

July 12 to 14, 1948

Nominated: Harry S. Truman of Missouri of New York for President

Nominated: Alben R Barkely for Vice President

The Democratic party was un-enthusiastic about nominating Truman in 1948 and some in the party attempted to get General Eisehower to agree to be drafted, when he refused the party rallied around Truman. The most notable event at the convention was the controversy over states rights and integration. Southern delegates wanted a very strong platform in support of state rights, when the convention refused to, some of the Southern delegates walked out.