Trivia Tuesday: DNC Convention Edition

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Philadelphia has been the site of both party's conventions. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Philadelphia has been the site of both party's conventions. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted July 26, 2016 at 5:00am

Trivia #1

Philadelphia last hosted the Democratic National Convention in 1948 and the Republican National Convention in 2000. Who were the chairs of each of those conventions?  

A) Scoop Jackson / Phil Gramm  

B) Sam Rayburn / Trent Lott  

C) Adlai Stevenson / Mitch McConnell  

D) Alben Barkley / Rudy Giuliani

Trivia #2

Hillary Clinton, barring the unforeseen, will officially clinch the Democratic nomination this week in Philadelphia. Besides her 2008 performance, which woman won the most delegates at a national convention?  

A) Pat Schroeder, 1992 DNC   

B) Shirley Chisholm, 1972 DNC   

C) Ellen McCormack, 1976 DNC  

D) Margaret Chase Smith, 1964 RNC

 

Answers

#1: B) Sam Rayburn/Trent Lott (Lott as Senate Majority Leader was the convention’s temporary chairman while House speaker J. Dennis Hastert was the permanent chairman)
 
#2: B) Shirley Chisholm, 1972 DNC (152 delegates)
 
The first correct answer was Ian Donegan, who also won last week’s trivia. Congratulations! 
 
 
Alex Clearfield contributed to this report.
 

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