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Pike County
Illinois

Pike County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Pike County (incomplete!): Don Irving, 1949-65

Republican Party chairs in Pike County (incomplete!): William J. Thornton, as of 1950 — Mike Thompson, as of 2002


Pike County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1876, St. Louis: Chauncey L. Higbee
   1912, Baltimore: Edward Dovey
   1916, St. Louis: William E. Williams
   1920, San Francisco: Harry Higbee — Louis D. Hirsheimer
   1940, Chicago: George C. Weaver
   1944, Chicago: George C. Weaver
   1960, Los Angeles: W. T. Waugh
   1980, New York: Harris Franklin
   2004, Boston: Rick Orr
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: S. M. Church — William Ross
   1860, Chicago: William Ross
   1880, Chicago: M. D. Massie
   1884, Chicago: Asa C. Matthews
   1888, Chicago: William Watson
   1896, St. Louis: Asa C. Mathews
   1904, Chicago: Asa C. Mathews — Marion Stauffer
   1912, Chicago: W. W. Watson
   1924, Cleveland: M. D. King
   1928, Kansas City: Helen M. Grigsby — Earl C. Smith
   1932, Chicago: Helen M. Grigsby
   1944, Chicago: Dot Dorsey Swan
   1964, San Francisco: Kenneth Stark
   1972, Miami Beach: Paul Findley

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