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Gibson County

Gibson County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Gibson County (incomplete!): Frank A. Strehl, 1932-44

Republican Party chairs in Gibson County (incomplete!): John W. Brady, as of 1905 — Robert C. Baltzell, 1912 — Harvey K. Makam, as of 1944 — Rick Reed, as of 2011

Gibson County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Smith Miller
   1864, Chicago: Silas Mercer Holcomb
   1876, St. Louis: O. M. Welborn
   1908, Denver: Robert A. Cushman
   1912, Baltimore: Robert A. Cushman
   1916, St. Louis: P. W. Armstrong
   1924, New York: Ella Hitch
   1928, Houston: Ella Hitch
   1932, Chicago: Mrs. Sanford K. Trippett
   1940, Chicago: Mrs. Sanford K. Trippett
   1944, Chicago: Henry Rinehart
   1948, Philadelphia: Mrs. Sanford K. Trippett
   1956, Chicago: Wilbur Kolb
   1972, Miami Beach: Darlene Young
Republican National Conventions:
   1888, Chicago: Arthur P. Twineham
   1896, St. Louis: James B. Gamble
   1912, Chicago: Thomas Paxton
   1928, Kansas City: Stuart T. Fisher
   1960, Chicago: Edwin W. Beaman — Douglass McDonald
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