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Cumberland County
New Jersey

Cumberland County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Cumberland County (incomplete!): Waters B. Hurff, as of 1913 — J. Howard Vail, as of 1914 — Frederick A. Bugbee, as of 1919 — Frank F. Wallace, as of 1920-21 — W. Howard Sharp, as of 1925 — Boyd N. Fox, as of 1927 — William G. Murphy, as of 1945 — Herbert Roselle, Jr., as of 1959

Republican Party chairs in Cumberland County (incomplete!): Lewis E. Kurtz, as of 1913 — Charles Hammond, as of 1914 — Ferdinand R. Jones, as of 1919 — Roscoe Ward, as of 1920-21 — Wilbert Bivins, as of 1925 — Joseph N. Fowler, as of 1927 — Clarence B. McCormick, as of 1945 — Clarence B. McCormick, as of 1959 — John J. Spoltore, as of 1964

Cumberland County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: John L. Sharp
   1876, St. Louis: James R. Hoagland
   1904, St. Louis: B. Frank Hires
   1912, Baltimore: Martin W. Lane
   1916, St. Louis: William A. Logue — William Myers
   1924, New York: Thelma Parkinson — Albert Zimmerman
   1928, Houston: Thelma Parkinson
   1932, Chicago: Thelma Parkinson — Frank F. Wallace
   1936, Philadelphia: William P. Rigin — Thelma Parkinson
   1940, Chicago: Russell S. Carew — Wilbert Davis — Thelma Parkinson
   1944, Chicago: Allie J. Fralinger — Thelma P. Sharp — Elmer H. Wene
   1948, Philadelphia: Allie J. Fralinger — Thelma P. Sharp — Elmer H. Wene
   1952, Chicago: Harry Adler — Thelma P. Sharp — Elmer H. Wene
   1956, Chicago: Allie J. Fralinger — Thelma P. Sharp
   1964, Atlantic City: Robert J. Halpin — Herbert Roselle, Jr. — Robert H. Weber
   1976, New York: Gary E. Greenblatt
   1980, New York: Henry Y. Hill — Lynn Merle — Gloria F. Pagliughi — Mary Lou Scarani
   1988, Atlanta: Carolyn J. Holmes — Donald Rainear
   1996, Chicago: Carolyn J. Holmes — Kelly Stewart Maer — Louis N. Magazzu
   2004, Boston: Maria LaBoy — Donna Pearson
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: Providence Ludlam
   1900, Philadelphia: Morris Davis
   1904, Chicago: Bloomfield H. Minch
   1912, Chicago: Frances D. Potter
   1916, Chicago: Bloomfield H. Minch
   1920, Chicago: Benjamin Stevens — Edward C. Stokes
   1924, Cleveland: Edward C. Stokes
   1928, Kansas City: Isaac L. Shoemaker
   1932, Chicago: Evan E. Kimble
   1940, Philadelphia: Clarence B. McCormick
   1944, Chicago: Clarence B. McCormick
   1948, Philadelphia: Clarence B. McCormick
   1952, Chicago: Clarence B. McCormick — Charles F. Seabrook
   1956, San Francisco: Russell K. Johnson — Clarence B. McCormick
   1960, Chicago: A. Virginia Adams
   1964, San Francisco: John J. Spoltore
   1968, Miami Beach: John J. Spoltore
   1972, Miami Beach: Nello Melini
   2008, St. Paul: Douglas Sorantino
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