On April 24th , 1952, the Westtown faculty and students held their mock convention for the GOP—the party out of power—on a day of speeches, debates, banners and flag waving, state caucuses, platform fights and vote counts. That year, the contest came down to Ike Eisenhower and California Governor Earl G. Warren, with Gov. Warren, in the end, winning nomination by a vote of 134 to 109. Westtown’s first Mock Convention was held in 1948 and reappeared every 4 years for several decades.