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Kalamazoo County
Michigan

Kalamazoo County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Kalamazoo County (incomplete!): Carol Heflin, as of 2003 — Dave Pawloski, as of 2007-09

Republican Party chairs in Kalamazoo County (incomplete!): Harry F. Smith, as of 1950 — Fred Taylor, as of 2007


Kalamazoo County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Charles E. Stuart
   1880, Cincinnati: Foster Pratt
   1888, St. Louis: William G. Howard
   1912, Baltimore: Ford H. Rowe
   1916, St. Louis: Frank L. Williamson
   1920, San Francisco: Gordon L. Stewart
   1924, New York: Claude S. Carney
   1928, Houston: William L. Fitzgerald
   1932, Chicago: Gordon L. Stewart
   1936, Philadelphia: Claude S. Carney
   1940, Chicago: William L. Fitzgerald — Ruth Kingscott
   1944, Chicago: Leeman J. McCarty — Mrs. Paul Todd
   1952, Chicago: Charles C. Wickett
   1956, Chicago: Edward Ryan
   1960, Los Angeles: Edward S. Downs — Paul Todd — Helen M. Welker
   1964, Atlantic City: Justin Brocato — Helen M. Welker
   1968, Chicago: Otis Richard — Elaine Savage
   1972, Miami Beach: Joe Ashley — Ronald Reisterer — Sarah Renstrom
   1976, New York: Lana L. Boldi — Nancy B. Ellin — Patricia Houseman
   1980, New York: Richard J. Bowman — Marvin J. Druker
   1984, San Francisco: Nancy B. Ellin — Judy Hallam-Panse — Brian R. Johnson
   1988, Atlanta: Viola Gaines-McMillon — Brenda J. Hughes — Gabriela Perez-Carpenter — Jim Walker
   1996, Chicago: Mary Eagle — Gloria Emmons — Brenda J. Hughes
   2000, Los Angeles: Iris K. Salters
   2004, Boston: Kelly De Rango — Gloria Emmons — Gary Giguere, Jr.
   2008, Denver: Nancy H. Crowell — Mark E. Miller
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: Hezekiah G. Wells
   1868, Chicago: Marsh Giddings
   1872, Philadelphia: James H. Stone — Hezekiah G. Wells
   1884, Chicago: Julius C. Burrows
   1892, Minneapolis: Elbert S. Roos
   1900, Philadelphia: Edward N. Dingley
   1904, Chicago: Otto Ihling
   1908, Chicago: Dallas Boudeman
   1912, Chicago: Marvin J. Schaberg
   1916, Chicago: Alfred B. Connable
   1920, Chicago: Donald Osborne
   1928, Kansas City: Mrs. Edward F. Curtenius — Lynn B. Mason
   1932, Chicago: James M. Wilson
   1936, Cleveland: S. Rudolph Light
   1940, Philadelphia: S. Rudolph Light
   1944, Chicago: Royena M. Hornbeck — Ronald M. Ryan — Louis P. Simon
   1948, Philadelphia: John F. Tuberty
   1952, Chicago: Royena M. Hornbeck — Harry F. Smith
   1956, San Francisco: Clark W. MacKenzie
   1960, Chicago: Eleanor Bennett — William V. Weber
   1968, Miami Beach: James S. Gilmore, Jr.
   1972, Miami Beach: Byron Crosse
   1976, Kansas City: George Bennett — D. Lauris Van Boven — John A. Welborn
   1984, Dallas: Joyce C. Kleiman — Mary McGraw — Robert A. Welborn
   1988, New Orleans: Tom Newman — Frances K. Sinelli — Jane A. Wellborn
   1992, Houston: Lewis Bashaw — Tom Newman — Timothy A. Snow
   2000, Philadelphia: Jeff Swenarton
   2008, St. Paul: Judy Todd Johnson
   2012, Tampa: Brandt Iden — Margaret E. O'Brien
   2016, Cleveland: Mary Balkema
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