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This is a list of Democratic National Conventions. These conventions are the presidential nominating conventions of the Democratic Party of the United States. Click on the year to take you to the corresponding article.

Date[1] Location Permanent Chairman Ballots[1] Presidential Nominee Vice Presidential Nominee
May 21-23, 1832 The Athenaeum and Warfield's Church; Baltimore Robert Lucas of Ohio 1 Andrew Jackson of Tennessee1 Martin Van Buren of New York
May 20-22, 1835 Fourth Presbyterian Church; Baltimore Andrew Stevenson of Virginia 1 Martin Van Buren of New York Richard M. Johnson of Kentucky
May 5-6, 1840 The Assembly Rooms; Baltimore William Carroll of Tennessee 1 Martin Van Buren of New York None2
May 27-29, 1844 Odd Fellows Hall; Baltimore Hendrick Bradley Wright of Pennsylvania 9 James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania3
May 22-25, 1848 Universalist Church; Baltimore Andrew Stevenson of Virginia 4 Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky
June 1-5, 1852 Maryland Institute; Baltimore John W. Davis of Indiana 49 Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire William R. King of Alabama
June 2-6, 1856 Smith and Nixon's Hall; Cincinnati John Elliot Ward of Georgia 17 James Buchanan of Pennsylvania John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky
April 23-May 3, 1860 South Carolina Institute Hall; Charleston Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts 57 none (deadlocked) none (deadlocked)
June 18-23, 1860 Front Street Theater; Baltimore Caleb Cushing of Massachusetts4
David Tod of Ohio
2 Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois5 Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia5 6
August 29-31, 1864 The Amphitheatre; Chicago Horatio Seymour of New York 1 George B. McClellan of New Jersey George H. Pendleton of Ohio
July 4-9, 1868 Tammany Hall; New York Horatio Seymour of New York 22 Horatio Seymour of New York Francis P. Blair, Jr. of Missouri
July 9-10, 1872 Ford's Opera House; Baltimore James R. Doolittle of Wisconsin 1 Horace Greeley of New York B. Gratz Brown of Missouri
June 27-29, 1876 Merchant's Exchange Building; Saint Louis John A. McClernand of Illinois 2 Samuel J. Tilden of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana
June 22-24, 1880 Cincinnati Music Hall; Cincinnati John W. Stevenson of Kentucky 2 Winfield S. Hancock of Pennsylvania William H. English of Indiana
July 8-11, 1884 Exposition Building; Chicago William F. Vilas of Wisconsin 2 Grover Cleveland of New York Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana
June 5-7, 1888 Exposition Building; Saint Louis Patrick A. Collins of Massachusetts 1 Grover Cleveland of New York Allen G. Thurman of Ohio
June 21-23, 1892 Wigwam; Chicago William Lyne Wilson of West Virginia 1 Grover Cleveland of New York Adlai E. Stevenson I of Illinois
July 7-11, 1896 Chicago Coliseum; Chicago Stephen M. White of California c 5 William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska Arthur Sewall of Maine
July 4-6, 1900 Convention Hall; Kansas City James D. Richardson of Tennessee 1 William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska Adlai E. Stevenson I of Illinois
July 6-9, 1904 St. Louis Coliseum I; Saint Louis Champ Clark of Missouri 1 Alton B. Parker of New York Henry G. Davis of West Virginia
July 7-10, 1908 Denver Arena Auditorium; Denver Henry D. Clayton of Alabama 1 William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska John W. Kern of Indiana
June 25-July 2, 1912 5th Maryland Regiment Armory; Baltimore Ollie M. James of Kentucky 46 Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana
June 14-16, 1916 Convention Hall; Saint Louis Ollie M. James of Kentucky 1 Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana
June 28-July 6, 1920 Civic Auditorium; San Francisco Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas 43 James M. Cox of Ohio Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York
June 24-July 9, 1924 Madison Square Garden; New York Thomas J. Walsh of Montana 103 John W. Davis of New York Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska
June 26-29, 1928 Sam Houston Hall; Houston Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas 1 Alfred E. Smith of New York Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas
June 27-July 2, 1932 Chicago Stadium; Chicago Thomas J. Walsh of Montana 4 Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York John Nance Garner of Texas
June 23-27, 1936 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas Acclamation Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York John Nance Garner of Texas
July 15-18, 1940 Chicago Stadium; Chicago Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky 1 Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York Henry A. Wallace of Iowa
July 19-21, 1944 Chicago Stadium; Chicago Samuel D. Jackson of Indiana 1 Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York Harry S. Truman of Missouri
July 12-14, 1948 Convention Hall; Philadelphia Sam Rayburn of Texas 1 Harry S. Truman of Missouri Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky
July 21-26, 1952 International Amphitheatre; Chicago Sam Rayburn of Texas 3 Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois John J. Sparkman of Alabama
August 13-17, 1956 International Amphitheatre; Chicago Sam Rayburn of Texas 1 Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois Estes Kefauver of Tennessee
July 11-15, 1960 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena; Los Angeles Leroy Collins of Florida 1 John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas
August 24-27, 1964 Convention Center; Atlantic City John William McCormack of Massachusetts Acclamation Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota
August 26-29, 1968 International Amphitheatre; Chicago Carl Albert of Oklahoma 1 Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota Edmund S. Muskie of Maine
July 10-13, 1972 Convention Center; Miami Beach Lawrence F. O'Brien of Massachusetts 1 George S. McGovern of South Dakota Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri7
July 12-15, 1976 Madison Square Garden; New York Lindy Boggs of Louisiana 1 Jimmy Carter of Georgia Walter Mondale of Minnesota
August 11-14, 1980 Madison Square Garden; New York Tip O'Neill of Massachusetts 1 Jimmy Carter of Georgia Walter Mondale of Minnesota
July 16-19, 1984 Moscone Center; San Francisco Martha Layne Collins of Kentucky 1 Walter Mondale of Minnesota Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York
July 18-21, 1988 The Omni; Atlanta James C. Wright of Texas 1 Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. of Texas
July 13-16, 1992 Madison Square Garden; New York Ann Richards of Texas 1 William J. Clinton of Arkansas Albert A. Gore, Jr. of Tennessee
August 26-29, 1996 United Center; Chicago Acclamation William J. Clinton of Arkansas Albert A. Gore, Jr. of Tennessee
August 14-17, 2000 Staples Center; Los Angeles Terry McAuliffe of New York Acclamation Albert A. Gore, Jr. of Tennessee Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut
July 26-29, 2004 FleetCenter; Boston Bill Richardson of New Mexico 1 John F. Kerry of Massachusetts John R. Edwards of North Carolina
August 25-28, 2008 Pepsi Center and Invesco Field; Denver Nancy Pelosi of California 1/Acclamation Barack H. Obama of Illinois Joseph R. Biden of Delaware

1 A resolution endorsing "the repeated nominations which he [Jackson] has received in various parts of the Union" was passed by the convention.
2 A resolution stating "that the convention deem it expedient at the present time not to choose between the individuals in nomination, but to leave the decision to their Republican fellow-citizens in the several states" was passed by the convention. Most Van Buren electors voted for Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky for the vice presidency; others voted for Littleton Waller Tazewell of Virginia and James K. Polk of Tennessee in the election of 1840.
3 Silas Wright of New York was first nominated and he declined the nomination.
4 Cushing resigned as permanent chairman.
5 Douglas and Johnson were chosen as the candidates of the Front Street Theater convention after most of the Southern delegations walked out. The convention bolters soon formed their own convention, located at the Maryland Institute, also in Baltimore, on June 28, 1860. At their convention Caleb Cushing again served as permanent chairman and John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky was nominated for the presidency and Joseph Lane of Oregon was nominated for the vice presidency.
6 Benjamin Fitzpatrick of Alabama was first nominated and he declined the nomination.
7 Eagleton withdrew his candidacy after the convention and was replaced by R. Sargent Shriver, Jr. of Maryland.

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