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1900 Republican National Convention
1900 Presidential Election
Mckinley.jpg President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904.jpg
Date(s) June 19 - June 21
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Venue Convention Hall
Chair Henry C. Lodge
Presidential Nominee William McKinley of Ohio
Vice Presidential Nominee Theodore Roosevelt of New York
Total Delegates 926
Votes Needed for Nomination 472
Results (President) McKinley (OH): 926 (100%)
Results (Vice President) Roosevelt (NY): 925 (99.9%)
Abstaining: 1 (0.1%)
Ballots 1
1896  ·  1904
1900 Republican Convention

The 1900 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held June 19 to June 21 in the Exposition Auditorium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Exposition Auditorium was located south of the University of Pennsylvania, and the later Convention Hall was constructed along the building's east wall. It was demolished in 2006.

Each state was allotted two delegates per electoral vote, and territories were granted from two to six delegates. Altogether, there were 926 delegates and an equal number of alternates.

Mark Hanna opened the convention. He proposed that Senator Edward O. Wolcott of Colorado serve as temporary chairman. The purpose of Wolcott's selection was to show that the party had overcome its divisiveness of 1896, in which the Colorado delegation walked out of the Republican convention. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts served as the convention's permanent chairman.

The incumbent President William McKinley was unanimously named the party's candidate for President. No candidate ran against him, although Admiral George Dewey considered a run. New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt, who was himself a delegate, was nominated for Vice President by a vote of 925 to 1 abstention, with his vote alone abstaining.


State Delegates


The Republican party supported the current administration's actions in the Philippines, while the Democratic party promoted "anti-imperialism".

See also


  • Richard C. Bain and Judith H. Parris, Convention Decisions and Voting Records (Washington DC: Brookings Institution, 1973), pp. 158-161.
  • Andrews, E. Benjamin (1912). History of the United States. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 301–325.  

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Preceded by
St. Louis, Missouri
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
Chicago, Illinois


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