|"1908 presidential election
Bryan and Kern
|Date(s)||July 7–10, 1908|
|Venue||"Denver Auditorium Arena|
|Presidential nominee||"William J. Bryan of "Nebraska|
|Vice Presidential nominee||"John W. Kern of "Indiana|
The event is widely considered a significant part of Denver's political and social history.
The 1908 convention was the first "convention of a major political party in a "Western state. The city did not host another nominating convention until a century later, at the "2008 Democratic National Convention.
The convention was the second Democratic National Convention to include female delegates. They were "Mary C.C. Bradford (Colorado) and "Elizabeth Pugsley Hayward (Mrs. Henry J. Hayward) (Utah). Alternate delegates were Mrs. Charles Cook (Colorado), Harriet G. Hood (Wyoming), and Sara L. Ventress (Utah).
Three names were placed in nomination: "William Jennings Bryan, "John A. Johnson, and "George Gray. Bryan was unanimously declared the candidate for president after handily winning the first ballot's roll call.
|"William J. Bryan||888.5||1002|
|"John A. Johnson||46|
"John W. Kern of "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vice-president without a formal ballot after the names of "Charles A. Towne, Archibald McNeil, and "Clark Howell were withdrawn from consideration.
|Vice Presidential Ballot|
|"John W. Kern||1002|
"St. Louis, Missouri
|"Democratic National Conventions