Wednesday, August 08, 2012
The Bull Moose Party nominates one Theodore Roosevelt for president and California Gov. Hiram Johnson for vice president. TR’s nomination was seconded by Jane Addams, the first time a woman performed such a role.
In Oklahoma County, the retired train robber Al Jennings, who was pardoned by President Roosevelt, wins a primary for the office of county attorney. He accuses the current “Court House gang” of embezzling $50,000. “A train robber is better than a public yeg” is his slogan.