1948 republican Convention
Municipal Auditorium Philadelphia, PA
June 21 to 25, 1948
Nominated: Thomas E Dewey for President
Nominated: Earl Warren of California for Vice President
In 1948 there were three serious candidates for the Republican nomination: Robert Taft, Harold Stassen, and Thomas Dewey. Stassen stumbled in a primary debate and when the convention opened only Taft and Dewey were serious contendors. Dewey won the nomination on the third ballot.