1928 Democratic Convention

Houston, Texas

June 26 to 28, 1928

Nominated: Alfred E Smith of New York for President

Nominated: Charles W Bryan of Nebraska for Vice President

The democrats had learned their lessons from the 1924 convention whose divisiveness had proved a disater for the party and arrived in Houston almost united in their support for Smith. No major fights were allowed to take place over the Klan or Prohibition. On the first ballot Smith received 7241/2 vots only ten short of the required two thirds. Ohio quickly swithched its vote from its favortie son to Smith and others followed giving Smith all but 55 1/2 votes.