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Jefferson County
Illinois

Jefferson County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Jefferson County (incomplete!): Irma L. Igo, 1948-54 — James R. McLaughlin, as of 1950

Republican Party chairs in Jefferson County (incomplete!): W. Dilas Isaac, as of 1950 — Richard L. Stubblefield, as of 2002


Jefferson County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Zadoc Casey
   1876, St. Louis: Willis Duff Green
   1916, St. Louis: W. Duff Piercy
   1924, New York: Oscar H. Kimmel
   1932, Chicago: Albert Watson
   1936, Philadelphia: George W. Howard, Jr.
   1956, Chicago: Irma L. Igo
   1960, Los Angeles: James R. McLaughlin
   1964, Atlantic City: Irma L. Igo — Clyde Lee — James R. McLaughlin
   1972, Miami Beach: Glenn E. Moore
   1980, New York: Helen Ferguson
   2008, Denver: Gary Duncan — Scherrie Giamanco
Republican National Conventions:
   1880, Chicago: Charles W. Pavey
   1884, Chicago: C. T. Stratton
   1896, St. Louis: H. S. Plummer
   1904, Chicago: George G. Gilbert
   1912, Chicago: Louis L. Emmerson — Curtis Williams
   1920, Chicago: Louis L. Emmerson
   1924, Cleveland: Louis L. Emmerson
   1928, Kansas City: Louis L. Emmerson
   1932, Chicago: Louis L. Emmerson — Andy Hall
   1936, Cleveland: Louis L. Emmerson
   1940, Philadelphia: Louis L. Emmerson — Frank G. Thompson
   1944, Chicago: Harold G. Watson
   1948, Philadelphia: Harold G. Watson
   1952, Chicago: Harold G. Watson
   1956, San Francisco: Harold G. Watson
   1960, Chicago: Harold G. Watson
   1964, San Francisco: Harold G. Watson
   2004, New York: John O. Jones
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