Crossing the Rubicon: Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and the 1884 Republican National Convention

@article{Kohn2006CrossingTR,
  title={Crossing the Rubicon: Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and the 1884 Republican National Convention},
  author={Edward P. Kohn},
  journal={The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={19 - 45}
}
  • E. Kohn
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • History
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
In 1884, a twenty-five-year-old Theodore Roosevelt attended the Republican National Convention in Chicago as a delegate-at-large from New York. There, he and his new friend, Massachusetts delegate Henry Cabot Lodge, backed George Edmunds of Vermont against their party's overwhelming choice, the “Plumed Knight,” James G. Blaine. Despite their energetic efforts, which received national attention, Blaine easily secured the nomination, and both Lodge and Roosevelt eventually backed the party's… 
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