• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1928-03-14
  • Publisher
  • Washington Evening Star
  • Description
  • Governor Frank Lowden of Illinois had been a candidate for the Republican Party Presidential nomination in 1920, but dropped out of contention after the fourth ballot. In 1924 he was the front runner and actually received a majority of the delegates' votes, but refused to accept the nomination. In 1928, Lowden was again the favorite candidate after President Coolidge announced that he would not seek reelection. Lowden dropped out of contention... more
    Governor Frank Lowden of Illinois had been a candidate for the Republican Party Presidential nomination in 1920, but dropped out of contention after the fourth ballot. In 1924 he was the front runner and actually received a majority of the delegates' votes, but refused to accept the nomination. In 1928, Lowden was again the favorite candidate after President Coolidge announced that he would not seek reelection. Lowden dropped out of contention, announcing that he could not accept the party's platform on agriculture. In the spring, Lowden was still a powerful contender. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman shows Lowden out with a bag to capture delegates, but Lowden wants nothing to do with "favorite son" states, commenting "Just a waste of time fooling with 'em.". less
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  • Unrestricted