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Republican Party presidential primaries, 1932

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March 8 to May 20, 1932  1936 →
4  1
861,602  139,514
Dates  8 Mar 1932 – 20 May 1932
7  4
1,137,948  861,602
47.5%  36.0%
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Winner  Joseph I France

The 1932 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1932 U.S. presidential election. The nominee was selected through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1932 Republican National Convention held from June 14 to June 16, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois.


As the year 1932 began, the Republican Party believed Hoover's protectionism and aggressive fiscal policies would solve the depression. Whether they were successful or not, President Herbert Hoover controlled the party and had little trouble securing a re-nomination.

The Primaries

Little-known former United States Senator Joseph I. France ran against Hoover in the primaries, but Hoover was often unopposed. France's primary wins were tempered by his defeat to Hoover in his home state of Maryland and the fact that few delegates to the national convention were chosen in the primaries.

The Convention

Hoover's managers at the Republican National Convention, which met in Chicago between June 14 and 16, ran a tight ship, not allowing expressions of concern for the direction of the nation. He was nominated on the first ballot with 98% of the delegate vote.

The tally was spectacularly lopsided:

Both rural Republicans and hard-money Republicans (the latter hoping to nominate former President Calvin Coolidge) balked at the floor managers and voted against the renomination of Vice-President Charles Curtis, who won with just 55% of the delegate votes.


Republican Party presidential primaries, 1932 Wikipedia

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