The Democratic Convention of 1924 was Franklin D. Roosevelt's first public appearance since his infection from polio. He made a famous speech nominating Alfred E. Smith aka "the Happy Warrior" for President, but the party instead chose as their champion John W. Davis who in turn lost the general election to a landslide by Calvin Coolidge. Smith was nominated in 1928 but this time lost to Herbert Hoover's landslide. Smith hoped to run again in 1932, but in the intervening years FDR had succeeded Smith both as New York Governor and national champion of the party. Smith was not happy about FDR taking his place and felt betrayed by his onetime pupil.