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1952 Republican National Convention
1952 Presidential Election
Dwight D. Eisenhower, official photo portrait, May 29, 1959.jpg Richard Nixon, official bw photo, head and shoulders.jpg
Date(s) July 7–July 11, 1952
City Chicago, Illinois
Venue International Amphitheatre
Presidential Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower
of New York
Vice Presidential Nominee Richard Nixon
of California
Other Candidates Robert A. Taft of Ohio
Earl Warren of California
Attendees at the 1952 convention

The 1952 Republican National Convention was held at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois from July 7 to July 11, 1952 and nominated the popular general and war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas, also known as "Ike," for president and the anti-communist crusading Senator from California, 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 Department, condemned the Roosevelt and Truman administrations' economic policies, supported retention of the Taft-Hartley Act, and pledged to bring an end to ´"Communist Subversion" in the United States.


Candidates before the convention




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 California 81 77
former Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen 20 0
General Douglas MacArthur 10 4

Vice Presidential

Richard Nixon was nominated unanimously.

Preceded by
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
San Francisco, California


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