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1928 Democratic National Convention
1928 Presidential Election
Alfred Emanuel Smith.jpg AR Joseph Robinson.jpg
Date(s) June 26 - June 28
City Houston, Texas
Venue Sam Houston Hall
Presidential Nominee Alfred E. Smith of New York
Vice Presidential Nominee Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas
1924  ·  1932

The 1928 Democratic National Convention was held at Sam Houston Hall in Houston, Texas from June 26 - June 28, 1928. The convention resulted in the nomination of Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York for President and Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas for Vice-President.

The convention was the first held by either party in the South since the Civil War. It was also the first to nominate a Roman Catholic for President, Al Smith. The Texas delegation, led by Governor Dan Moody, was vehemently opposed to Smith. Therefore, when Smith was nominated, they rallied against his anti-prohibition sentiment by fighting for a "dry", prohibitionist platform. Ultimately, the convention pledged "honest enforcement of the Constitution".

Smith became the first Democrat since Reconstruction to lose more than one southern state in the general election, due to his "wet" stance, his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, and his Catholicism.


Candidates for the nomination before and during the convention

Candidates for the Vice-Presidential Nomination

See also

External links

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