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Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches: 1880 - 2016


Democratic Party date nominee   location

did nominee
win state hosting

convention from July 25-28, 2016 TBD   Philadelphia, PA TBD
September 6th, 2012 Barack Obama Video Charlotte, NC  no
August 28th, 2008 Barack Obama Video Denver, CO  yes
July 29th, 2004 John F. Kerry Video Boston, MA  yes
August 17th, 2000 Albert Gore, Jr. Video Los Angeles, CA  yes
August 29th, 1996 William J. Clinton Video Chicago, IL  yes
July 16th, 1992 William J. Clinton Video New York, NY  yes
July 21st, 1988 Michael Dukakis Atlanta, GA  no
July 19th, 1984 Walter F. Mondale San Francisco, CA  no
August 14th, 1980 Jimmy Carter New York, NY  no
July 15th, 1976 Jimmy Carter New York, NY  no
July 14th, 1972 George McGovern Video Miami Beach, FL  no
August 29th, 1968 Hubert H. Humphrey Video Chicago, IL  no
August 27th, 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson Atlantic City, NJ  yes
July 15th, 1960 John F. Kennedy Video Los Angeles, CA  no
August 17th, 1956 Adlai Stevenson Chicago, IL  no
July 26th, 1952 Adlai Stevenson Chicago, IL  no
July 15th, 1948 Harry S. Truman Philadelphia, PA  no
July 20th, 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt Chicago, IL  yes
July 19th, 1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt Chicago, IL  yes
June 27th, 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt Philadelphia, PA  yes
July 2nd, 1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt Chicago, IL  yes
August 22, 1928 Al Smith Albany, NY  
September 2nd, 1916 Woodrow Wilson Sea Girt, NJ  


Republican Party date nominee   location did nominee win state hosting
convention from July 18-21, 2016 TBD   Cleveland, OH TBD
August 30, 2012 Mitt Romney Video Tampa, FL  no
September 4th, 2008 John McCain Video Saint Paul, MN  no
September 2nd, 2004 George W. Bush New York, NY  no
August 3rd, 2000 George W. Bush Philadelphia, PA  no
August 15th, 1996 Robert Dole San Diego, CA  no
August 20th, 1992 George Bush Houston, TX  yes
August 18th, 1988 George Bush Video New Orleans, LA  yes
August 23rd, 1984 Ronald Reagan Video Dallas, TX  yes
July 17th, 1980 Ronald Reagan Video Detroit, MI  yes
August 19th, 1976 Gerald R. Ford Kansas City, MO  no
August 23rd, 1972 Richard Nixon Video Miami Beach, FL  yes
August 8th, 1968 Richard Nixon Video Miami Beach, FL  yes
July 16th, 1964 Barry Goldwater San Francisco, CA  no
July 28th, 1960 Richard Nixon Chicago, IL  no
August 23rd, 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower San Francisco, CA  yes
July 11th, 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower Chicago, IL  yes
June 24th, 1948 Thomas E. Dewey Philadelphia, PA  yes
June 28th, 1944 Thomas E. Dewey Chicago, IL  no
August 17th, 1940 Wendell L. Willkie Elwood, IN  
June 16th, 1932 Herbert Hoover (Letter)  
August 11th, 1932 Herbert Hoover Washington, DC (Address)  
June 12th, 1920 Warren G. Harding Chicago, IL  
July 28th, 1908 William Howard Taft Cincinnati, OH  
July 12th, 1900 William McKinley Canton, OH (Address)  
September 3rd, 1892 Benjamin Harrison (Letter)  
September 11th, 1888 Benjamin Harrison (Letter)  
July 12th, 1880 James A. Garfield (Letter)  
June 9, 1864 Abraham Lincoln (Letter)  

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