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Attendees at the 1952 convention
The 1952 Republican National Convention was held at the International Amphitheatremarker in Chicagomarker, Cook Countymarker, Illinoismarker from July 7 to July 11, 1952 and nominated the popular general and war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansasmarker, also known as "Ike," for president and the anti-communist crusading Senator from Californiamarker, Richard Milhous Nixon, for vice president.

The Republican platform pledged to end the unpopular war in Korea, to fire all "the loafers, incompetents and unnecessary employees" at the State Departmentmarker, condemned the Roosevelt and Truman administrations' economic policies, supported retention of the Taft-Hartley Act, and pledged to bring an end to ยด"Communist Subversion" in the United States.

Candidates before the convention



Image:EisenhowerChiefofStaffPortrait.jpg|Retired General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower of New YorkmarkerImage:MacArthur Manila.jpg|General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of New YorkmarkerImage:Wayne Morse.jpg|Senator Wayne Morse of OregonmarkerImage:Harold E. Stassen.jpg|Former Governor Harold Stassen of MinnesotamarkerImage:Robert a taft.jpg|Senator Robert Taft of OhiomarkerImage:Arthur H. Vandenberg.jpg|Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg of MichiganmarkerImage:Earl Warren Portrait, half figure, seated, facing front, as Governor.jpg|Governor Earl Warren of Californiamarker

Balloting

Presidential

Presidential Balloting, RNC 1952
Contender: Ballot 1st Before Shifts 1st After Shifts
General Dwight D. Eisenhower 595 845
Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft 500 280
Governor Earl Warren of Californiamarker 81 77
former Minnesotamarker Governor Harold Stassen 20 0
General Douglas MacArthur 10 4

Vice Presidential

Richard Nixon was nominated unanimously.

See also




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