National Convention 1972
|1972 Libertarian National Convention|
|Dates:||June 15—18, 1972|
The first Libertarian Party National Convention was held June 15 - 18, 1972 in Denver, Colorado. John Hospers and Theodora Nathan were nominated presidential and vice presidential candidates respectively. They received the first electoral vote won by a woman, cast by Roger MacBride. The original dates selected had tentatively been June 4-7, 1972. The convention was open to all Libertarian Party members at a cost of $25.
- Sunday, June 4 -- Open hearings by platform and constitution committees.
- Monday, June 5 -- Closed committee sessions, workshops, first session of the convention (to vote on rules, constitution and by-laws). Evening open for caucuses of various groups who wish to hold them.
- Tuesday, June 6 -- Second session of the convention (to vote on platform).
- Wednesday, June 7 -- Third and final convention session (to elect Party's officers for 1972-1974, and to nominate a President and Vice-President of the United States). Big bash in the evening.
- Thursday, June 8 -- Brief open session of the newly-elected Executive Committee, to deal with such matters are necessary.
Election of Officers
First-person accounts provided by convention participants.
- Mickey, Me and the LP D Frank Robinson's personal account
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