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1904 Republican National Convention
1904 Presidential Election
President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904.jpg 26 Charles Fairbanks 3x4.jpg
Date(s) June 21 - June 23
City Chicago, Illinois
Venue Chicago Coliseum
Chair Joseph G. Cannon
Presidential Nominee Theodore Roosevelt of New York
Vice Presidential Nominee Charles Fairbanks of Indiana
Other Candidates Mark Hanna
Total Delegates 994
Votes Needed for Nomination 498
Results (President) Roosevelt (NY): 994 (100%)
Ballots 1
1900  ·  1908
Elihu Root's opening speech, Republican National Convention, June 21, 1904

The 1904 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States was held in the Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on June 21 to June 23, 1904.

The popular President Theodore Roosevelt had easily ensured himself of the nomination, though a threat had come from the Old Guard favourite Ohio Senator Mark Hanna, the loyal kingmaker in Republican politics. But the senator had died early in 1904 therefore ending all opposition in the Republican Party.

Roosevelt's nomination speech was held by former New York Governor Frank S. Black and it was seconded by Indiana Senator Albert Beveridge. Roosevelt was nominated by 994 votes to none. The other threat to Roosevelt, Indiana Senator Charles Warren Fairbanks was nominated for Vice President.



The 1904 Republican platform favored the protective tariff, increased foreign trade, the gold standard, expansion of the Merchant Marine and strengthening of the United States Navy; it also praised Roosevelt's foreign and domestic policies.

Other candidates for the Presidential nomination

  • Mark Hanna (Ohio)
  • Charles W. Fairbanks (Indiana)

See also


Preceded by
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
Chicago, Illinois


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