1972 Democratic Convention

Miami, FL

July 10 to 13, 1972

Nominated: George McGovern of South Dakota for President

Nominated: Thomas Eagleton for Vice President

McGovern entered the convention with enough delegates to ensure his victory. A last minute movement to stop McGovern developed with Humphrey as its leader. The opponents concentrated on challenging the credentials of some of the delegations. When that failed McGovern went on to be nominated on the first vote.