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Midland County

Midland County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Midland County (incomplete!): Janet Wittbrodt, as of 2003 — Joe Weir, as of 2007

Republican Party chairs in Midland County (incomplete!): James R. Rood, 1940-42 — James R. Rood, as of 1950 — Ranny Riecker, 1970-78 — Sue Willison, 1973-80 — Diane Bristol, as of 2007

Midland County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1912, Baltimore: Byron Burch
   1928, Houston: Frank I. Wixom
   1944, Chicago: Dale Madill
   1948, Philadelphia: Irene Tepper
   1952, Chicago: James Johnson
   1956, Chicago: Harold Penny
   1960, Los Angeles: Bernard A. O'Hora
   1964, Atlantic City: Margaret O'Hora — Carl Witte
   1968, Chicago: Richard H. Hall — Elizabeth Martin
   1972, Miami Beach: Mary Lou Hayes — Glen Ranck
   1976, New York: Margaret O'Hora
   1980, New York: Jane Hart
   1988, Atlanta: Gordon Cochran — Robert L. Donoghue — Audrey Yost
   2004, Boston: Robert L. Donoghue
   2008, Denver: Mary K. Bacon — Robert L. Donoghue
Republican National Conventions:
   1888, Chicago: Perley C. Heald
   1892, Minneapolis: Theodore W. Crissey
   1896, St. Louis: Perley C. Heald
   1900, Philadelphia: Floyd L. Post
   1904, Chicago: William Reardon
   1912, Chicago: William Reardon
   1916, Chicago: Stewart B. Gordon
   1928, Kansas City: Winifred Post Dudd
   1940, Philadelphia: James W. Driver
   1948, Philadelphia: Mrs. Max Dean
   1952, Chicago: Calvin A. Campbell
   1960, Chicago: Tyrone Gillespie
   1964, San Francisco: Edward G. Durance
   1968, Miami Beach: Ranny Riecker
   1972, Miami Beach: Ranny Riecker — Sue Willison
   1976, Kansas City: Ranny Riecker — Joanna Shaker
   1980, Detroit: Sue Willison
   1984, Dallas: Ethel Mortenson — Ranny Riecker — Dennis Starner
   1988, New Orleans: Michael D. Hayes — Paul Orefice — Bill Schuette
   1992, Houston: Bill Schuette
   2000, Philadelphia: Bill Schuette
   2012, Tampa: Jacob Howard — Bill Schuette
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