The 1908 Democratic National Convention
was the quadrennial political convention
of the U.S. Democratic Party
, which took place from July 7
to July 10
. Held at Denver Auditorium Arena
, the delegates to the convention nominated William Jennings Bryan
and John W. Kern
for Vice President
. The event is widely considered a significant part of Denver's political and social history.
The 1908 convention was the first held by a major political party in a western state. The city would not host another nominating convention until a century later (the 2008 Democratic National Convention). The convention was also the first Democratic National Convention to include a female delegate.