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Ionia County

Ionia County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Ionia County (incomplete!): Linda Sanchez, as of 2003 — Michael G. LaVean, as of 2007

Republican Party chairs in Ionia County (incomplete!): Bert J. Storey, as of 1950 — Ron Schafer, as of 2007

Ionia County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1912, Baltimore: Israel L. Hubbell
   1920, San Francisco: Thad B. Preston
   1924, New York: Thad B. Preston
   1936, Philadelphia: Harvey E. Kidder
   1940, Chicago: Harvey E. Kidder
   1952, Chicago: Max Koss
   1956, Chicago: Alice Brodbeck — Douglas Welch
   1960, Los Angeles: Max Koss
   1964, Atlantic City: Holden Cook
   1968, Chicago: Vera Eberhardt
   1988, Atlanta: Donald Riger
   2008, Denver: Alice M. Corey
Republican National Conventions:
   1872, Philadelphia: M. B. Beers — Alonzo Sessions
   1884, Chicago: George W. Webber
   1888, Chicago: James M. Kidd
   1892, Minneapolis: James H. Kidd
   1896, St. Louis: Grant M. Morse
   1900, Philadelphia: Brinton F. Hall
   1904, Chicago: Brinton F. Hall
   1908, Chicago: William B. Heath
   1912, Chicago: Fred W. Green
   1920, Chicago: Fred W. Green
   1928, Kansas City: Fred W. Green — Brinton F. Hall
   1932, Chicago: Fred W. Green
   1936, Cleveland: Fred W. Green
   1940, Philadelphia: Foss O. Eldred
   1952, Chicago: Walter Hanson
   1960, Chicago: Emerson McCarty
   1964, San Francisco: John H. Stahlin
   1968, Miami Beach: John H. Stahlin
   1972, Miami Beach: Fred N. Rowe, Jr.
   1984, Dallas: Nancy Cline
   1992, Houston: Jan Geiger
   2000, Philadelphia: Terry Geiger
   2012, Tampa: Brian N. Calley
   2016, Cleveland: Brian N. Calley
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