Video: Nixon nominated, accepts (at 0:58-1:22)
(Friday, July 11, 1952) — Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California was nominated by acclamation today as the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States. Nixon, 39, accepted the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, calling for a landslide victory that would carry a Republican Congress into office as well as capture the White House. Read more on Nixon nominated, urges GOP sweep in acceptance speech at convention 60 years ago tonight (1952)…
Video: Eisenhower accepts (at 1:22)
(Friday, July 11, 1952) — General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower accepted the presidential nomination tonight at the Republican National Convention in Chicago and summoned his party to a “great crusade” for “total victory” over the “corrupt” Democrats in November. Read more on Eisenhower accepts nomination, pledges victory crusade 60 years ago tonight (1952)…
Video: Eisenhower, Taft (at 0:00-0:57)
(Friday, July 11, 1952, 1:15 p.m. CDT) — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called on Sen. Robert A. Taft today shortly after his triumph over the senator for the Republican presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Chicago in an apparent effort to smooth over the bitterness of the convention contest. The two emerged at 1:15 p.m. CDT, both smiling broadly as they posed together before television cameras.
Video: Voting, nomination (at 1:36)
(Friday, July 11, 1952, 2:49 p.m. EDT) — General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower won a hard-fought first-ballot nomination today as the Republican candidate for president, beating Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio 595-500 on the first ballot (nine short of the 604 needed for nomination) before Minnesota started a shift of votes, which ended in an 845-280 Eisenhower victory.
Video: Stassen, Eisenhower (at 1:29-1:36)
(Thursday, July 11, 1952, morning) — Former Minnesota Gov. Harold E. Stassen conferred again with Dwight D. Eisenhower today as the general drove for the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Chicago and his aides predicted sure victory on the second or third.
Video: Demonstrations/nominating speeches (at 0:00-1:29)
(Thursday, July 10, 1952) — The names of General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio were placed formally before the Republican National Convention in Chicago tonight (and early July 11) in nominating speeches indicative of the fighting election campaign to which both were pledged.
Video: Dirksen speech July 9, 1952
(Wednesday, July 9, 1952) — Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York incurred yelling disapproval tonight at the Republican National Convention in Chicago. Read more on Dewey gets barrage of boos, yells during Dirksen speech at Republican National Convention 60 years ago tonight (1952)…
Video: Republicans convene (at 0:07)
(Monday, July 7, 1952) — The Republican National Convention opened today at International Amphitheatre in Chicago with both General Dwight D. Eisenhower of Kansas and Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio locked in a tight battle for the presidential nomination. Read more on Republican National Convention opens in Chicago 60 years ago today (1952)…