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March 1, 2019 – March 2, 2019

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March 1, 2019 – March 2, 2019
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Ramada Convention Center • 420 SE 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66607
Washington Days is free to attend! Join us for our 114th annual convention, the largest gathering of Democrats in the state.
More details to come
Staying at the Ramada Hotel? Call (785) 234-5400 to reserve a room in the Washington Days room block at a discounted rate.
Since William Jennings Bryan spoke at the inaugural convention in 1905, leaders such as Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy, John Glenn, Gary Hart, Tom Harkin, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Lewis, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and Bernie Sanders have spoke at the event.
GET LUNCHEON & BANQUET TICKETS

Ramada Convention Center
420 SE 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66607

Washington Days is free to attend!
Join us for our 114th annual convention,
the largest gathering of Democrats in the state.

More details to come

Staying at the Ramada Hotel?
Call (785) 380-8042 to reserve a room in the Washington Days room block.

Past Washington Days Speakers 

1905 – Rep. William Jennings Bryan, Nebraska

1906 – Gov. Joseph Folk, Missouri

1907 – Gov. Ashton C. Shallenberger, Nebraska

1908 – Rep. William Jennings Bryan, Nebraska

1909 – Rep. William Patterson Borland, Missouri

1910 – Gov. C.S. Thomas, Colorado

1911 – Sen. J.A. Reed, Missouri

1912 – Gov. Woodrow Wilson, New Jersey

1913 – Gov. A.M. Dockery, Missouri

1914 – Gov. John Burke, North Dakota

1915 – Fred J. Close, Troy, Kansas

1916 – Gov. John Morehead, Nebraska

1917 – A.D. Nortani, Missouri

1918 – Henderson Martin, Kansas

1919 – Sam Amidon, Kansas

1920 – A. Mitchell Palmer, New York

1921 – John B. Pew, Missouri

1922 – Finis J. Garrett, Tennessee

1923 – H.T. Rainey, Illinois

1924 – J.R. Files, Iowa

1925 – Chauncey B. Little, Kansas

1926 – C.M. Hay, Missouri

1927 – Cordell Hull, Tennessee

1928 – Sen. J.A. Reed, Missouri

1929 – George H. Combs, Missouri

1930 – Jouett Shouse, Kansas

1931 – Gov. W.H. Murray, Oklahoma

1932 – Paul V. McNutt, Oklahoma

1933 – Scott W. Lucas, Illinois

1934 – Sen. George McGill, Kansas

1935 – Sen. Aben W. Barkley, Kentucky

1936 – James A. Farley, New York

1937 – Gov. W.A. Huxman, Kansas

1938 – Joseph B. Keenan, Washington, D.C.

1939 – Robert H. Jackson, New York

1940 – Harry H. Woodring, Kansas

1941 – Sen. Claude Pepper, Florida

1942 – Sen. Albert B. Chandler, Kentucky

1944 – Sen. Harry S. Truman, Missouri

1946 – Gov. Robert S. Kerr, Oklahoma

1947 – Mayor William O’Dwyer, New York

1948 – Gael Sullivan, Washington, D.C.

1949 – J. Howard McGrath, Missouri

1950 – William M. Boyle, Missouri

1951 – Vice President Alben W. Barkley

1952 – Charles R. Brannan, Colorado

1953 – Sen. Thos C. Hennings Jr., Missouri

1954 – Sen. Al Gore Sr., Tennessee

1955 – Gov. G. Mennen Williams, Michigan

1956 – DNC Chair Paul M. Butler

1957 – President Harry S. Truman

1958 – Gov. Herschel C. Loveless, Iowa

1959 – Gov. Stuart Symington, Missouri

1960 – Gov. Chester Bowles, Connecticut

1961 – Rep. J. Floyd Breeding, Kansas

1962 – Gov. Matthew E. Welsh, Indiana

1963 – Gov. Jack B. Campbell, New Mexico

1964 – Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., New York

1965 – Gov. Frank B. Morrison, Nebraska

1966 – Sen. Fred R. Harris, Oklahoma

1967 – Gov. Robert B. Docking, Kansas

1968 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall

1969 – Sen. Birch Bayh, Indiana

1970 – Gov. Robert Docking, Kansas

1971 – Gov. Robert Docking, Kansas

1972 – Henry M. Jackson, Washington

1973 – Robert S. Strauss, Texas

1974 – Gov. Robert Docking, Kansas

1975 – Gov. Jimmy Carter, Georgia

1976 – Gov. Robert Docking, Kansas

1977 – Rep. Andy Jacobs, Indiana

1978 – DNC Chair John C. White

1979 – Gov. John Carlin, Kansas

1980 – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts

1981 – Gov. John Carlin, Kansas

1982 – Sen. John Glenn, Ohio

1983 – Sen. Gary Hart, Colorado

1984 – DNC Vice Chair Lynn Cutler

1985 – Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri

1986 – Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa

1987 – Gov. Charles S. Robb, Virginia

1988 – Gov. Bill Clinton, Arkansas

1989 – Sen. Al Gore Jr., Tennessee

1990 – Rep. William H. Gray III, Pennsylvania

1991 – Gov. Joan Finney, Kansas

1992 – Gov. Roy Romer, Colorado

1993 – Rep. John Lewis, Georgia

1994 – Gov. Evan Bayh, Indiana

1995 – Rep. Dan Glickman, Kansas

1996 – Rep. Steny Hoyer, Maryland

1997 – Sen. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota

1998 – Jim Hightower

1999 – Bill Press

2000 – Al From

2001 – Sen. Joe Biden, Delaware

2002 – Sen. Jean Carnahan, Missouri

2003 – Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Kansas

2004 – Gen. Wesley Clark, Arkansas

2005 – Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina

2006 – Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois

2007 – President Bill Clinton

2008 – Gov. Tim Kaine, Virginia

2009 – Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Montana

2010 – Rep. Mike Honda, California

2011 – Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri

2012 – Gov. Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania

2013 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

2014 – Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Michigan

2015 – Gov. Martin O’Malley, Maryland

2016 – Rep. Dan Glickman, Kansas & Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Kansas

2017 – Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont

2018 – Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana