Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Political Conventions

Harry S. Truman in 1948

President Truman speaks to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 15, 1945. (Harry S. Truman Presidential Library)

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library

During the summer of 1948, Philadelphia hosted three national party conventions: the Republicans, the Democrats, and the Progressives. The Democrats nominated President Harry S. Truman, shown here speaking to the convention on July 15, 1948.

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