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.