1952 republican Convention
Municipal Auditorium Philadelphia, PA
July 7 to 11, 1952
Nominated: Dwight D Eisenhower for President
Nominated: Richard M Nixon of California for Vice President
General Eisenhower had entered the Presidential race late. By the time he had Robert Taft had won many of the early primaries. Eisenhower rapidly came close to reaching parity with Taft in delegates. Taft delegates however, still outnumbered Eisenhower delegates so Eisenshower's campaign resorted to challenging the credentials of some of the delegates. They ran a public relations campaign whose theme was old politicians who made backroom deals with the new statesmanship of Eisenhower. The challenges succeeded and Eisenhower was only nine delegates short on the first vote. On the second vote Eisenhower won the nominations.