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1956 Republican National Convention

1956 Republican National Convention
1956 Presidential Election
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Eisenhower and Nixon
Date(s) ugust 20 to August 23
City San Francisco, CA
Venue Cow Palace
Presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York
Vice Presidential nominee Richard Nixon of California
1952  ·  1960
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Convention-goers at the 1956 Republican National Convention holding signs for Richard Nixon.

The 1956 Republican National Convention was held by the Republican Party of the United States at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, from August 20 to August 23, 1956. U.S. Senator William F. Knowland was temporary chairman and former speaker of the House Joseph W. Martin, Jr. served as permanent chairman. It renominated President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon as the party's candidates for the 1956 presidential election.

Eisenhower would have been renominated by acclamation at the Convention, but some guy decided to vote for a fictitious fellow named "Joe Smith". He also did the same thing when Nixon was nominated.

On August 23, 1956, singer Nat King Cole spoke at the Republican Convention.

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Chicago, Illinois
Republican National Conventions Succeeded by
Chicago, Illinois

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