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President Theodore Roosevelt's Original Letter Appointing a Speaker to Place His Name in Nomination at the 1904 Republican National Convention This was his only nomination for President of United States in the only successful presidential campaign he ever had.
27/04/1904. Theodore Roosevelt Before McKinley's assassination, four vice presidents - John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, and Chester Arthur - had assumed the nation's highest office upon the death of a president. Not one had then won his party's nomination for a presidential term in his own right. However, Theodore Roosevelt's strong leadership, vigorous activity, and immense popularity made it likely that he would break historical precedence by winning the GOP presidential nomination in 1904. In the spring of 1902, about six months after assuming the presidency, Roosevelt assembled an informal campaign committee. Joseph B. Bishop, editor of the New York Commercial Advertiser, and Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, oversaw the campaign in New York State. In 1902, 13 Republican state delegations from other states endorsed him, giving him 286 of the 498 votes needed for nomination. In early 1903, the president's new personal secretary, William Loeb Jr., coordinated campaign information and advice from across the nation. Roosevelt's only obstacle was a possible challenge from Sen. Mark Hanna, chairman of the Republican National Committee and a key advisor to the late McKinley. Conservatives unhappy with Roosevelt's vigorous antitrust policy encouraged Hanna to run, but Hanna died.The Republican National Convention was held at the Chicago Coliseum on June 21-23, 1904. Although not present, Roosevelt controlled practically every aspect of it. He handpicked Elihu Root, the former secretary of war, and Speaker of the House Joseph Cannon … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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