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1964 Rublican National Convention San Francisco

1964 Rublican National Convention San Francisco Event Button Museum
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REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 1964 IOWA SAN FRANCISCO
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The 1964 Republican National Convention was held from July 13-16 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. The main nominees were Barry Goldwater, William Scranton and Nelson Rockefeller. The Iowa delegation consisted of 24 members and hosted a barbecue in the parking lot of the Cow Palace featuring “Top of Iowa” steaks. Around 200 steaks were donated by the Iowa Beef Producers Association and flown in for the event. Some of the nominees made an appearance at the barbecue and also in attendance was a prized Iowa steer named “Sir Percy.”  After a much contested convention, Goldwater sealed the nomination with 883 votes to Scranton’s 214 and Rockefeller’s 114.

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