The 1952 contest between Taft and Eisenhower presumed the victor would have a strong voice in determining the policies and politics of the party. Though neither could establish the direction of the party alone, the outcome of the contest would determine the course of the Republican party.
The delegates to the 1952 Republication convention were in four categories: (1) those committed to Eisenhower, (2) those committed to Taft, (3) those committed to neither candidate, (4) those whose credentials were contested.
The study here is concerned with the last category of delegates--especially the contested Southern delegates. The basic question is to evaluate the role of contested Southern delegations. No attempt will be made to study the kaleidoscope of convention activities. Instead it will only focus on the contested delegations and the relations of the candidates to that contest.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
1952 Presidential Election, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Senator Robert H. Taft, Langlie Amendment, Republican Party in the South
Cowan, Raymond C. Jr.. "The Role of the Contested Delegations at the 1952 Republican Convention." (1963). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/pols_etds/35