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Adams County
Illinois

Adams County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Adams County (incomplete!): Russell M. Gunn, as of 1950

Republican Party chairs in Adams County (incomplete!): Claude J. Kent, as of 1950 — Larry Ehmen, as of 2002-04


Adams County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: William A. Richardson
   1876, St. Louis: Samuel R. Chittenden
   1912, Baltimore: Arthur R. Roy — Hiram N. Wheeler
   1916, St. Louis: William K. Abbott — Lyman McCarl — Jackson R. Pearce
   1920, San Francisco: Joseph W. Wall
   1924, New York: W. Emery Lancaster
   1928, Houston: Mildred B. Dorsey — S. A. Hubbard — W. Emery Lancaster
   1932, Chicago: Laurence P. Bonfoey — Albert A. Hutmacher — W. Emery Lancaster — W. J. Smith
   1936, Philadelphia: J. Leroy Adair — Edward P. Allen — Laurence P. Bonfoey
   1940, Chicago: Edward P. Allen
   1944, Chicago: Laurence P. Bonfoey — Montgomery B. Carrott — Delbert Loos
   1952, Chicago: Montgomery B. Carrott
   1956, Chicago: Joseph E. Heckenkamp — Leo W. Lenane
   1960, Los Angeles: Leo W. Lenane
   1964, Atlantic City: Dora Grow — Leo W. Lenane
   1972, Miami Beach: Don J. Heckenkamp
   1980, New York: Charles W. Scholz
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: John Tillson
   1860, Chicago: Orville H. Browning
   1880, Chicago: Thomas G. Black
   1884, Chicago: W. W. Berry
   1888, Chicago: William L. Distin
   1892, Minneapolis: Joseph Robbins
   1896, St. Louis: J. H. Basterat — Jordan Chavis
   1908, Chicago: Perry C. Ellis
   1912, Chicago: Harlo E. Selby — Charles H. Williamson
   1916, Chicago: James E. Adams
   1920, Chicago: Thomas S. Carlin
   1924, Cleveland: Jerome O. Christie
   1928, Kansas City: Eva M. Martindale
   1932, Chicago: John F. Garner
   1936, Cleveland: Walter M. Miller
   1940, Philadelphia: James P. Nielson
   1944, Chicago: Edward J. Schneidman
   1948, Philadelphia: Lillian E. Schlagenhauf
   1956, San Francisco: Ernest H. Koch
   1964, San Francisco: Robert A. Mays
   1968, Miami Beach: R. Hap Northern
   1972, Miami Beach: R. Hap Northern
   2008, St. Paul: Larry Ehmen
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