100 years of GOP conventions

Published On: Aug 24 2012 12:40:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

The 2012 Republican National Convention kicks off today. Look back at 100 years of memorable GOP convention moments.

GOP Conventions - 1940
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1940 (Philadelphia) -- Determined to take the presidency away from the Democrats, Republican came into this convention swinging and nominated Wendell L. Willkie for president even though he had never run for public office.

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