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Burke County
North Carolina

Burke County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Burke County (incomplete!): Sam J. Ervin, Jr., as of 1924

Republican Party chairs in Burke County (incomplete!): R. M. Lineberger, as of 1952


Burke County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: William Waigstill Avery
   1876, St. Louis: Samuel McD. Tate
   1904, St. Louis: John H. Pearson
   1912, Baltimore: W. C. Erwin
   1916, St. Louis: W. C. Ervin
   1924, New York: A. C. Avery
   1928, Houston: Beatrice Cobb
   1940, Chicago: J. Ed Butler
   1944, Chicago: Beatrice Cobb — T. Earl Franklin
   1948, Philadelphia: A. P. Causby — Beatrice Cobb
   1952, Chicago: Beatrice Cobb — T. Earl Franklin
   1956, Chicago: A. P. Causby — Sam J. Ervin, Jr.
   1964, Atlantic City: Sam J. Ervin, Jr. — Jack Kirksey — Harry L. Riddle — A. B. Stoney
   2004, Boston: Jo Bailey Sitton
   2008, Denver: Jo Bailey Sitton
Republican National Conventions:
   1928, Kansas City: N. O. Pitt
   1940, Philadelphia: Frank C. Patton — J. Bennett Riddle, Jr.
   1952, Chicago: Oliver T. Webb
   1956, San Francisco: William E. Cobb
   1960, Chicago: William E. Cobb — R. O. Huffman
   1972, Miami Beach: E. R. Vaught
 
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: Burgess S. Gaither

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