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Encyclopedia > 1980 Democratic National Convention

The 1980 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated President Jimmy Carter for President and Vice President Walter Mondale for Vice President. The convention was held in Madison Square Garden in New York City from August 11 to August 14, 1980. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... For the submarine, see USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23). ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


The 1980 convention was notable, as it was the last time in either major party that a candidate tried to get delegates released from their voting commitment. This was done by Senator Ted Kennedy, Carter's chief rival for the nomination in the Democratic primaries, who sought the votes of delegates held by Carter. Edward Moore Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, having served since 1962. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ...


After losing his challenge for the nomination earlier that day, Kennedy spoke on August 12 and delivered a rousing and memorable speech in support of President Carter and the Democratic Party. His speech closed with the rousing lines "For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." The speech was written by Bob Shrum. August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... Robert M. Bob Shrum, (born 1943) is a Democratic political consultant. ...


President Carter gave his acceptance speech on August 14. August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ...


Various prominent delegates to this convention included Abe Beame, Geraldine Ferraro, Bruce Sundlun, Ruth Messinger, Ed Koch, Robert Abrams, Bella Abzug, Mario Biaggi and Howard Dean. Abraham David Beame (known as Abe Beame) (March 20, 1906 - February 10, 2001) was mayor of New York City from 1974 to 1977. ... Geraldine Ferraro Geraldine Anne Ferraro (born August 26, 1935) is a politician from New York, serving in the United States House of Representatives and receiving the nomination of the Democratic Party to run for Vice President of the United States. ... Bruce Sundlun (born January 19, 1920) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ... Ruth Wyler Messinger (born 1941) is a former political leader in New York City and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Ed Koch Edward Irving Koch (born December 12, 1924; pronounced kotch) was a U.S. Congressman and the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. ... Robert Abrams is a politician and lawyer in New York, USA. He served as a member of the New York State Assembly representing the Bronx in the 1970s. ... Bella Abzug Bella Savitsky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998) was a well-known American political figure and a leader of the womens movement. ... Mario Biaggi (October 26, 1917-) is a former American politician. ... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ...


On November 4, President Carter and Vice President Mondale lost to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the general election having lost both the popular vote and the electoral vote. November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...



Preceded by:
1976
Democratic National Conventions Followed by:
1984

The 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City nominated Jimmy Carter of Georgia for President and Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota for Vice President. ... Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ... The 1984 Democratic National Convention was held in San Francisco, California in July of 1984, to select a candidate for the 1984 United States presidential election. ...

See also

The 1980 Republican National Convention was held in july,1980 in Detroit, Michigan ...

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