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Warren's Last Shot
 

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1956 Republican National Convention ->


In 1952 California's governor Earl Warren appeared to have a good chance at capturing the Republican nomination for president.  Warren entered the Republican National Convention trailing only candidates Robert Taft and Dwight Eisenhower.  If the convention deadlocked between those two, Warren made an appealing compromise choice.  The contentious convention eventually turned to Eisenhower, however, who selected Californian Richard Nixon as his running mate.  Eisenhower defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson in the general election.  He appointed Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court in October 1953.  Warren never again sought presidential office.


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Win With Warren Booklet, 1952

Win With Warren Booklet, 1952

Warren Ephemera Collection, Accession 2003-107W, California State Archives


Stevenson: Democratic  Program for California, 1952

Stevenson: Democratic Program for California, 1952

Margaret E. Snyder Papers, Accession 88-142, California State Archives


Warren for President Campaign Personnel Memo, 1952.

Warren for President Campaign Personnel Memo, 1952

Warren Papers, F3640:17933, California State Archives



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