June 1952
New Republic;6/23/52, Vol. 126 Issue 25, p5
The article focuses on the U.S. Republican convention in 1912. Fifty-three Republicans served on the National Committee. Fifteen had been defeated in seeking election as delegates. Ten were from rotten boroughs in the South. Four were from territorial possessions which took no part in Presidential elections. These 29 Republicans controlled the convention. They resolved 92 contested elections involving 239 delegates. Without benefit of roll calls, they gave 236 contested seats to William Howard Taft and 6 to Theodore Roosevelt.


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