Political conventions in 1946
Images from 1946 when the state Democratic party convention was held in Albany and the Republican convention was held in Saratoga Springs. Posted on September 21, 2011.
Eleanor Roosevelt, keynote speaker at the 1946 state Democrat Convention, sits with Rabbi Solomon I. Moseson during proceedings at the state Armory in Albany on Sept. 3.
Supervisor John Dalton and Schenectady County Clerk Carroll A. Gardner smile as Dalton carries the Schenectady County delegation's sign into the Armory in Albany on Sept. 3, 1946.
Democrats cheer for New York City Mayor William O'Dwyer, one of the speakers at the 1946 state Democratic Party Convention in Albany.
Members of Schenectady County's Democratic Party walk the floor of the state Armory in Albany during the 1946 state party convention. The two men at far left are not identified. Continuing from left are William J. Sherry, the Democrats' candidate for sheriff; Carroll A. "Pink" Gardner, Schenectady County's clerk and candidate for Congress; Charles Lawyer Jr., candidate for county treasurer; and John English, county Democratic Party chairman.
From left, Republicans Rebecca McNab, Mrs. J. Leslie Schoolcraft and Mrs. George Ramsey socialize during the state Republican Convention in Saratoga Springs on Sept. 3, 1946.
Members of Schenectady's Republican team talk on the steps of the Grand Union Hotel in Saratoga Springs during the 1946 state Republican Convention. From left are Walter Mishler, county Republican treasurer; Wendell Wilber; J. Leslie Schoolcraft, county Republican chief; Frank Townley; and George W. Churchill, secretary of the county party.
Convention Hall in Saratoga Springs is a crowded house on Sept. 3, 1946, the first day of the Republican Convention. On Sept. 4, Republicans re-nominated Gov. Thomas E. Dewey.
Schenectady delegates are seated and ready to shout as the 1946 Republican Convention begins. In the second row are, from left, J. Leslie Schoolcraft, Schenectady County Republican chairman; Mrs. George Ramsey (holding sign), president of the Schenectady County Republican Women's Club; Rebecca McNab; Dr. I.A. Bednarkiwicz; and James Cushing, former county Republican chairman.