1908 United States presidential election

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The 1908 United States presidential election was the 31st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1908.wikipedia
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William Jennings Bryan

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Secretary of War and Republican Party nominee William Howard Taft defeated three-time Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan.
Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, standing three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1896, 1900, and 1908 elections.

Eugene V. Debs

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Two third party candidates, Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party and Eugene W. Chafin of the Prohibition Party, each took over 1% of the popular vote.
Debs ran as a Socialist candidate for President of the United States five times, including 1900 (earning 0.6% of the popular vote), 1904 (3.0%), 1908 (2.8%), 1912 (6.0%) and 1920 (3.4%), the last time from a prison cell.

William Howard Taft

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Secretary of War and Republican Party nominee William Howard Taft defeated three-time Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan.
Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate.

Solid South

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Taft won 51.6% of the popular vote and carried most states outside of the Solid South.

Curtis Guild Jr.

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After leaving that office, he was considered a potential candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1908, and served for two years as United States Ambassador to Russia.

John W. Kern

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John W. Kern from Indiana was unanimously declared the candidate for vice-president without a formal ballot after the names of Charles A. Towne, Archibald McNeil, and Clark Howell were withdrawn from consideration.
He was also the Democratic vice presidential nominee in the 1908 presidential election.

John Temple Graves

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John Temple Graves (November 9, 1856 – August 8, 1925) was an American newspaper editor who is best known for being the vice presidential nominee of the Independence Party in the presidential election of 1908.

United States presidential election

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The 1908 United States presidential election was the 31st quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1908.

Prohibition Party

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Two third party candidates, Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party and Eugene W. Chafin of the Prohibition Party, each took over 1% of the popular vote.

Theodore Roosevelt

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Popular incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt honored his promise not to seek a third term, and persuaded his close friend, Taft, to become his successor.
In the 1908 election, Taft easily defeated the Democratic nominee, three-time candidate William Jennings Bryan.

Eugene W. Chafin

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Two third party candidates, Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party and Eugene W. Chafin of the Prohibition Party, each took over 1% of the popular vote.
He was the Prohibition Party candidate for President of the United States in the 1908 election and 1912 election receiving 253,840 and 207,972 votes, respectively, approximately 1.5% each time.

Robert M. La Follette

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The three states holding primaries to select delegates without the preference component were split: California chose a slate of delegates that supported Taft; Wisconsin elected a slate that supported Wisconsin Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr., and Pennsylvania elected a slate that supported its Senator Philander C. Knox.
Beginning with the 1908 presidential election, La Follette repeatedly sought election as President of the United States.

James S. Sherman

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Representative James S. Sherman from New York received the vice-presidential nomination.
In 1908, Sherman was nominated as the Republican candidate for Vice President on the ticket with William Howard Taft.

Ben Hanford

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He was overwhelmingly nominated for the presidency on the first ballot, with Benjamin Hanford again named as his running-mate.
A printer by trade, Hanford is best remembered for his 1904 and 1908 runs for Vice President of the United States on the ticket of the Socialist Party of America, running next to Presidential nominee Eugene V. Debs.

Joseph Gurney Cannon

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He received fifty-eight votes for the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1908.

Philander C. Knox

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The three states holding primaries to select delegates without the preference component were split: California chose a slate of delegates that supported Taft; Wisconsin elected a slate that supported Wisconsin Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr., and Pennsylvania elected a slate that supported its Senator Philander C. Knox.
Knox made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican Party nomination in the 1908 U.S. presidential election.

Republican Party (United States)

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Secretary of War and Republican Party nominee William Howard Taft defeated three-time Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan.

L. M. Shaw

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He was a candidate for the Republican Party nomination during the U.S. presidential election in 1908.

1908 United States presidential election in California

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The 1908 United States presidential election in California refers to how California participated in the 1908 United States presidential election.

1908 Republican National Convention

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With Roosevelt's support, Taft won the presidential nomination of the 1908 Republican National Convention on the first ballot.

Democratic Party (United States)

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Secretary of War and Republican Party nominee William Howard Taft defeated three-time Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan.

1912 United States presidential election

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He doubled the number of Democratic counties in Wisconsin and won more counties in Indiana than were carried by plurality vote by the Democrats in any election in the Fourth Party System except 1912.
Republican President Theodore Roosevelt had declined to run for re-election in 1908 in fulfillment of a pledge to the American people not to seek a second full term.