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Barbour County

Barbour County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Barbour County (incomplete!): Anne Pappas, as of 2003

Republican Party chairs in Barbour County: [none currently in database]

Barbour County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: L. L. Cato
   1872, Baltimore: Eli S. Shorter
   1876, St. Louis: Eli S. Shorter
   1908, Denver: Henry D. Clayton
   1912, Baltimore: Charles S. McDowell, Jr.
   1924, New York: Charles S. McDowell, Jr.
   1928, Houston: G. L. Comer
   1936, Philadelphia: Charles S. McDowell, Jr.
   1940, Chicago: Robert H. Bennett
   1944, Chicago: Leon A. Sparks — Sim A. Thomas
   1948, Philadelphia: Chauncey Sparks — George C. Wallace
   1956, Chicago: George C. Wallace
   1972, Miami Beach: Fred Smith — Mrs. Fred Smith
Republican National Conventions:
   1872, Philadelphia: E. M. Kiels
   1880, Chicago: John B. Shaw
   1896, St. Louis: John Harmon
   1900, Philadelphia: S. M. Murphy
   1904, Chicago: S. M. Murphy — A. C. Walters
   1908, Chicago: S. M. Murphy — Joe W. Richards
   1912, Chicago: George W. Russell
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