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Ford County
Illinois

Ford County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Ford County (incomplete!): Robert J. Knapp, as of 1950

Republican Party chairs in Ford County (incomplete!): William C. Holmes, as of 1950 — Eric Thompson, as of 2002


Ford County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1912, Baltimore: J. Wallace Dunnan
   1916, St. Louis: C. S. Schneider
   1920, San Francisco: L. D. Jackson
   1932, Chicago: Michael Malone
   1948, Philadelphia: W. F. Sternberg
   1952, Chicago: Joe W. Russell
   1956, Chicago: Robert J. Knapp — Joe W. Russell
   1964, Atlantic City: Duane Dowse
Republican National Conventions:
   1888, Chicago: James H. Lott
   1896, St. Louis: T. M. King
   1908, Chicago: Abraham L. Phillips
   1912, Chicago: G. J. Johnson
   1916, Chicago: David C. Swanson
   1920, Chicago: William M. Miller
   1924, Cleveland: E. D. Cameron
   1940, Philadelphia: E. J. Pacey
   1948, Philadelphia: E. J. Pacey
   1952, Chicago: Leslie C. Arends
   1956, San Francisco: Leslie C. Arends
   1960, Chicago: Leslie C. Arends
   1964, San Francisco: Leslie C. Arends
   1968, Miami Beach: Leslie C. Arends — Charles S. Hamm

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