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Carroll County

Carroll County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Carroll County (incomplete!): Thomas M. Hand, as of 1950

Republican Party chairs in Carroll County (incomplete!): Harry S. Lowman, as of 1950 — David E. Hanson, as of 2002

Carroll County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1912, Baltimore: William Hogan
   1920, San Francisco: Roderick Chisholm
   1924, New York: William Hogan
   1928, Houston: William Hogan
   1936, Philadelphia: Hannah E. Straka
   1940, Chicago: Walter L. Sherlock
   1956, Chicago: Harold H. Holmes
   1960, Los Angeles: Harold H. Holmes
   1964, Atlantic City: Harold H. Holmes
   1972, Miami Beach: Harold H. Holmes
   2004, Boston: Kurt Brunner
Republican National Conventions:
   1884, Chicago: Norman Lewis
   1896, St. Louis: F. M. Jenks
   1908, Chicago: A. P. Woodruff
   1912, Chicago: L. N. Evans
   1916, Chicago: Isaac N. Evans
   1920, Chicago: A. P. Woodruff
   1924, Cleveland: Isaac N. Evans
   1932, Chicago: Franklin J. Stransky
   1936, Cleveland: Franklin J. Stransky
   1940, Philadelphia: Harry S. Lowman
   1948, Philadelphia: Franklin J. Stransky
   1956, San Francisco: Franklin J. Stransky
   1964, San Francisco: Maxine Polhill
   1968, Miami Beach: Maxine Polhill
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