JUNE 26, 1928

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p112
The article presents a history of the first Democratic national political convention in Houston, Texas. Jesse Jones had lured the Democrats to town for their first convention in the South since the Civil War. Houston had built a convention hall for the 25,000 delegates and the 1,000 newsmen. On June 26, 1928, the convention was gaveled to order. Franklin D. Roosevelt placed into nomination the name of New York Governor Al Smith, the Happy Warrior. Texas nominated Jones as a favorite son.


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