James Killelea (or Killalea, see below) addressed the Democratic
Convention on July 14, 1976 to nominate Ellen McCormack as candidate
for President. The nomination was in opposition to abortion. There was
a seconding speech, also. McCormack received 22 votes in the
convention, which nominated Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale.
There does not appear to be an online copy of Killelea's speech, but
there are sources online from which it is possible that a copy might
Paper Copy of original press handout:
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, William Madison Randall
Library home page:
Audio copy of the speech:
Michigan State University Libraries, Vincent Voice Library
July 14, 1976
Abstract: James Killalea nominates Ellen McCormack to be Democrat
candidate for President in order to introduce the right-to-life
position on the abortion question.
Source of Recording: Broadcast on CBS-TV.
Copyright Status: Broadcast News
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