Municipal Archives

Dallas:  A Profile and Fact Book, 1984



Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorThe Dallas Welcoming Committee of the Republican National Convention
Title Dallas:  A Profile and Fact Book
Quantity1/8 linear inch
AbstractPrinted manuscript
Identification 1992-005
Language Records are in English

​Scope and Content

Collection contains a publication that shares facts and information on the City of Dallas.  Over 13,000 journalists received not only the guide from Dallas boosters, greeters, and convention planners but also press kits, briefings, and tourist and convention information.

The factbook provides a high-level introduction to Dallas and other parts of the Metroplex.  It focuses on lifestyle, culture, and industry in the area.  At the time of publication in 1984, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex covered eleven counties, one hundred eighty-one municipalities, and 8360 square miles.

The 1984 Republican Party National Convention took place in Dallas, Texas, from August 20 to August 23, 1984, with 2235 delegates in attendance.  Events were held in both the Dallas Convention Center and Reunion Arena.  It was the 33rd Republican Party presidential nominating convention and remains the only convention of either party to be held in Dallas.  The convention was recruited to Dallas by Fred Meyer, chair of the host committee and president of the Tyler Corporation.

President Ronald Reagan was nominated unanimously on the roll call vote.  The Vice Presidential vote was held simultaneously, with Vice President George H. W. Bush receiving 2042 votes and Jack Kemp and Anne Armstrong receiving one vote each.  The vice presidential tally would be the last at a Republican Convention during the 20th century.

Katherine Ortega, Treasurer of the United States, delivered the keynote address.  Other speakers included Elizabeth Dole, United States Secretary of Transportation; Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; and Jack Kemp, Congressman from Buffalo, New York.  




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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Elections -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1984
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History
United States. Congress -- Elections, 1984

​Container List 

Box Folder Title, Date
Dallas:  A Profile and Fact Book, 1984