The 1952 Republican National Convention was held at the Chicago Amphitheater from July 7-11. It was the first political convention broadcast live by television with special studio facilities provided for all the major networks.
In addition to being the first live telecast, the GOP convention was the debut event for a new device still used by politicians today, the “TelePrompTer. “ Former president, Herbert Hoover, was the first person to use this device at the RNC on July 8, 1952.
-from the Hoover Library
Incumbents at the Conventions
1984 Republican National Convention - President Ronald Reagan gives his acceptance speech in Dallas, Texas. 8/23/84.
1996 Democratic National Convention - President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore wave to the crowd in Chicago, Illinois at the United Center. 8/29/96.