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- n. A meeting of the major figures in a political party to outline a party platform, set party rules, select a nominee for president as well as rally supporters.
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Did you go to the national convention or were you involved in national convention politics back in 1952 when the Maverick delegation was contesting its seats with the Shivers delegation?
A short time before the national convention met in 1892 Senator Frank Hiscock came to me and said that President Harrison had requested him to ask me to lead his forces on the floor in the convention.
In the canvass of 1896 the Republican organization of the State of New York decided, if possible, to have the national convention nominate Levi P. Morton for president.