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OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline 00, 1908 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 16, 1908 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 19, 1908 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1909 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1913 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler July 29, 2005 04:34pm
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris
Description The 14th Republican National Convention assembled in the Coliseum, Chicago IL. There were 980 delegates: two per electoral vote and two per territory.

The convention had few areas of disagreement to tend to. The report of the credentials committee was accepted without debate, and the permanent chairman was accepted similarly. The first roll call vote came on a proposal to reduce Southern delegations to future conventions, which lost by a vote of 506 to 471.

Robert LaFollette sponsored a number of minority planks which all failed in the convention. They were: publication of campaign contributions (880-94), federal evaluation of railroad safety (917-63), direct election of U.S. Senators (866-114).

The convention nominated the national ticket with a near unanimous vote: Taft for President by a 702-278 scattering and Sherman by 816 to 164 scattering.

Nominees:
For President - William Howard Taft (OH)
For Vice President - James S. Sherman (NY)

Temporary Chairman: Julius C. Burrows (MI)
Permanent Chairman: Henry C. Lodge (MA)

13th Republican National Convention (1904): [Link]

15th Republican National Convention (1912): [Link]
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won01/09/1905
NameTheodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Votes336 (70.59%)
Term03/04/1905 - 03/04/1909 Margin196 (+41.18%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won01/11/1909
NameWilliam Howard Taft Votes321 (66.46%)
Term03/04/1909 - 03/04/1913 Margin159 (+32.92%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 01/11/1909
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Name Secretary of War William Howard Taft Sen. Philander C. Knox Gov. Charles Evans Hughes Speaker of the House Joseph Gurney Cannon Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks Sen. Robert Marion La Follette Sen. Joseph B. Foraker
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican
Uncertified Votes702 (71.63%) 68 (6.94%) 67 (6.84%) 58 (5.92%) 40 (4.08%) 25 (2.55%) 16 (1.63%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -634 (-64.69%) -635 (-64.80%) -644 (-65.71%) -662 (-67.55%) -677 (-69.08%) -686 (-70.00%)
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Name (I) President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Abstaining  
PartyRepublican Republican  
Uncertified Votes3 (0.31%) 1 (0.10%)  
Margin-699 (-71.33%) -701 (-71.53%)  
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