Bill Clinton

Madison Square Garden was also the site of the 1992 Democratic National Convention Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and Tennessee Senator Al Gore were nominated. The keynote speaker was former Texas Representative Barbara Jordan, who had given the keynote at the party’s prior (1976)  New York City convention as well.

In 2001, Clinton began his post-presidential life in New York City. The William J. Clinton Foundation, along with the former president  himself, moved into offices  at 55 W. 125th Street. In 2011, the Foundation moved down to Water Street. However, Clinton retained his top floor office in Harlem.

George W. Bush

From July 31 to August 3, the 2000 Republican National Convention met at Madison Square Garden and nominated Texas Governor George W. Bush and  former  Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, who went on to win the election.