100 years of GOP conventions

POSTED: 09:40 AM PDT Aug 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 30, 2012 

The 2012 Republican National Convention kicks off today. Look back at 100 years of memorable GOP convention moments.

GOP Conventions - 1916
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1916 (Chicago) -- To heal the rift between the Republican and Progressive parties caused by the 1912 convention, both factions met concurrently in Chicago in 1916 to come to a consensus on a candidate and party platform. Charles Evans Hughes of New York was eventually selected.


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