The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Lawrence County

Lawrence County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Lawrence County: [none currently in database]

Republican Party chairs in Lawrence County (incomplete!): Sherman L. Keach, as of 1905 — Sam Bond, as of 2011

Lawrence County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1876, St. Louis: Elijah Newland
   1912, Baltimore: William E. Clark
   1916, St. Louis: Ellis Bottorff
   1924, New York: John R. Dignan
   1928, Houston: A. R. Blythe — Eugene B. Crowe
   1932, Chicago: Henry S. Murray
   1944, Chicago: Eugene B. Crowe
   1948, Philadelphia: Eugene B. Crowe
   1952, Chicago: Eugene B. Crowe
   1956, Chicago: Charles P. Burke — Eugene B. Crowe
   1964, Atlantic City: Eugene B. Crowe — Saranell Eckensberger — Wayne Kern
   1968, Chicago: Al Walker
   1972, Miami Beach: Frances J. Morrow
   1996, Chicago: Terry L. Thurman
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: A. C. Vorhies
   1880, Chicago: George W. Friedley — John B. Glover
   1888, Chicago: Joseph Gardner
   1896, St. Louis: V. V. Williams
   1900, Philadelphia: Albert H. Davis
   1904, Chicago: Joseph Voris
   1908, Chicago: William F. Brooks
   1916, Chicago: Thomas J. Brooks
   1920, Chicago: Blanche Foster Boruff
   1928, Kansas City: William F. Brooks
   1932, Chicago: Charles W. Lanz — Noble Moore
   1936, Cleveland: Theodore Pentzer
   1948, Philadelphia: William E. Jenner — Raymond E. Morris
   1952, Chicago: William E. Jenner
   1956, San Francisco: William E. Jenner — Raymond E. Morris — Earl Wilson
   1960, Chicago: William E. Jenner — Raymond E. Morris — Kathryn Q. Pope
   2008, St. Paul: Sharyn Kersey — Eric Koch
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: Richard W. Thompson
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