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.