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Lapeer County

Lapeer County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Lapeer County (incomplete!): William Marquardt, as of 2003-07

Republican Party chairs in Lapeer County (incomplete!): James D. Morrice, as of 1950 — Karen Mersino, as of 2007

Lapeer County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1876, St. Louis: John M. Wattles
   1912, Baltimore: John Loughnane
   1940, Chicago: Florence Carey
   1944, Chicago: Fay E. Churchill
   1948, Philadelphia: Howard H. Churchill
   1956, Chicago: William Treadgold
   1968, Chicago: Robert Meachum
   1976, New York: John T. Connolly
   1980, New York: Larry E. Burkhalter
   1984, San Francisco: Candace Ann Spencer
   1988, Atlanta: Marilyn LeClaire
   1996, Chicago: Donald J. Mosher
Republican National Conventions:
   1880, Chicago: Joseph B. Moore
   1884, Chicago: Joseph B. Moore
   1888, Chicago: Harrison Geer
   1896, St. Louis: J. Herbert Cole
   1912, Chicago: Charles W. Smith
   1916, Chicago: M. R. Deo
   1920, Chicago: Charles W. Smith
   1928, Kansas City: George W. DesJardins
   1936, Cleveland: George Hart
   1940, Philadelphia: Louis C. Cramton
   1948, Philadelphia: Carl A. Williams
   1952, Chicago: Bruce F. Clothier
   1964, San Francisco: Mrs. James J. Phelan, Jr.
   1968, Miami Beach: Michael Carter
   1972, Miami Beach: James Hardy
   1984, Dallas: Alberta H. Stord
   1988, New Orleans: Ronald D. Dahlke — Todd Tendall — Darlene Wells
   1992, Houston: Ruth Consterdine
   2004, New York: Randy St. Laurent
   2012, Tampa: Cheryl Howell
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