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Shown is the front page of the Los Angeles Times' rotogravure section for June 26, 1932, featuring the chief contenders for the Democratic nomination for president just before the convention opened in Chicago. The main contenders were Franklin D. Roosevelt, left, and Alfred E. Smith, right.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Los Angeles Times

July 16, 1940: Actress Helen Gahagan joins in chanting "We want Roosevelt" during a floor demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Helen Gahagan Douglas later served three terms in Congress.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

July 16, 1940: Ididore Dockweiler, a Los Angeles delegate to the Democratic National Convention, holds the California standard on the floor of Chicago Stadium. This photo was published in the July 17, 1940, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wide World Photo

July 19, 1944: At the Democratic National Convention at Chicago Stadium, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a fourth term. The speakers' platform can be seen on the left.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

July 6, 1948: The California delegation gets ready to board a train at Los Angeles' Union Station for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Many delegates wanted to draft Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who later declined. This photo was published in the July 7, 1948, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Howard Maxwell / Los Angeles Times

July 14, 1948: A.W. Bright of Tennessee displays a sign reflecting his opposition to the nomination of Harry S. Truman at the Democratic National Convention. This photo was published in the July 15, 1948, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Decorations for the 1952 Democratic National Conventions in Chicago included portraits of five previous Democratic presidents: Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. This photo was published in the July 15, 1952, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Aug. 16, 1956: Betty Grant leads the Texas delegation in a rally for Sen. Lyndon Johnson at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. This photo appeared in the Aug. 17, 1956, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Aug. 17, 1956: Waving state standards at times obscured Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

July 10, 1960: Sen. John F. Kennedy and California Gov. Pat Brown after a meeting in which Brown assured Kennedy of his support, but did not release the 81-vote California delegation. Photo was published in the July 11, 1960, L.A. Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ken Dare / Los Angeles Times

July 13, 1960: Backers of Adlai Stevenson II stage a loud parade for the 1952 and '56 Democratic nominee at the Sports Arena, but the 1960 convention selected John F. Kennedy. This photo was published in the July 14, 1960, L.A. Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 24, 1964: Civil rights demonstrators supporting the Freedom Democratic Party delegation from Mississippi situate themselves outside the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. This photo appeared in the Aug. 25, 1964, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Aug. 28, 1968: California delegate Bob Jennings of Oxnard used a placard to let everyone know of his uncommitted status at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. This photo appeared in the Aug. 29, 1968, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Aug. 28, 1968: During the Democratic National Convention, Chicago police charge into a crowd of antiwar demonstrators in Grant Park. This photo was published in the Aug. 29, 1968, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

June 10, 1972: California Sen. Alan Cranston sits on the floor listening to arguments on whether the state's other senator, John V. Tunney, should be given a place in the delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Sen. Tunney was ultimately selected as a delegate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Varie / Los Angeles Times

July 12, 1972: Top California political leaders cheer the Illinois vote that won the Democratic nomination for Sen. George McGovern on the first ballot in Miami Beach. This photo was published in the July 13, 1972, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

July 12, 1976: La Habra Mayor Robin Young and Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley attend the Democratic National Convention in New York. This photo was published in the July 13, 1976, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Aug. 14, 1980: From left, Vice President Walter Mondale; his wife, Joan Mondale; President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter appear on stage at the Democratic National Convention in New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Rose / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 11, 1980: California delegate Rose Marie Schmidt of Hacienda Heights shows her support for President Carter at the Democratic National Convention in New York. This photo was published in the Aug. 12, 1980, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Rose

Aug. 11, 1980: The California delegation takes part in a noisy floor demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: George Rose / Los Angeles Times

July 16, 1984: Delegates display a variety of headgear at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. From left are Nancy Walker of Iowa, Dr. Carlos Lopategui of Puerto Rico, Juan Hernandez Ferrer of Puerto Rico and Katherine Erazo of Puerto Rico. This photo was published in the July 18, 1984, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Larry Armstrong / Los Angeles Times

July 19, 1988: The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. This photo was published in the July 20, 1988, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernie Boston / Los Angeles Times

July 15, 1992: A bank of giant television screens on the Democratic National Convention floor in New York displays the final tally of delegate votes. This photo was published in the July 17, 1992, edition of the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 29, 1996: President Bill Clinton acknowledges the applause before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 17, 2000: The balloons drop at the Democratic National Convention at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Waving, from left, are vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman; his wife, Hadassah Lieberman; presidential nominee Al Gore and his wife, Tipper Gore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Morse / Los Angeles Times

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