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Marion County

Marion County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Marion County (incomplete!): Raymond Horn, as of 1950

Republican Party chairs in Marion County (incomplete!): R. A. Watts, as of 1950 — Gerald O. Cooper, as of 2002

Marion County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1912, Baltimore: C. D. Tufts
   1916, St. Louis: Fred Pullen
   1920, San Francisco: Edgar E. Fyke
   1924, New York: Ivan Carter
   1932, Chicago: George E. Ray — Mrs. M. C. Schugrue
   1936, Philadelphia: Anna Vawter
   1944, Chicago: John C. Martin
   1948, Philadelphia: John C. Martin — Dorothy Merritt
   1952, Chicago: Earl W. Merritt — Hugh V. Murray, Jr.
   1956, Chicago: Hugh V. Murray, Jr.
   1960, Los Angeles: Ben Ober
   1964, Atlantic City: Ray F. Duty — Homer W. Lewellen
   1972, Miami Beach: Gerald Sinclair
   1980, New York: Gerald Sinclair
   1996, Chicago: Kurt Granberg — Ellen Sinclair
   2000, Los Angeles: Ellen Sinclair
   2004, Boston: Ellen Sinclair
   2008, Denver: Patti J. Hahn
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: D. K. Green
   1896, St. Louis: H. L. Rhodes
   1904, Chicago: George L. Pittinger
   1908, Chicago: William F. Bundy
   1912, Chicago: William F. Bundy
   1916, Chicago: Albert D. Rodenberg
   1924, Cleveland: W. D. Richardson
   1932, Chicago: Omar J. McMackin
   1936, Cleveland: Charles L. McMackin
   1944, Chicago: Helen McMackin
   1952, Chicago: James B. Wham
   1960, Chicago: James B. Wham
   1964, San Francisco: James B. Wham
   1968, Miami Beach: James B. Wham
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