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Gloucester County
New Jersey

Gloucester County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Gloucester County (incomplete!): James D. Carpenter, as of 1913-14 — John Hobday, as of 1919-21 — Joseph T. Sickler, as of 1925-27 — Charles Camp Cotton, as of 1945 — Frank Rizzo, as of 1959

Republican Party chairs in Gloucester County (incomplete!): Francis B. Davis, as of 1913-14 — Oliver J. West, as of 1919-27 — D. Linton Silver, as of 1945 — William C. Strang, as of 1959-64


Gloucester County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1912, Baltimore: James D. Carpenter — Thomas M. Ferrell
   1916, St. Louis: Edward E. Grosscup — Wilson T. Jones
   1924, New York: Harriet E. Hauck
   1928, Houston: Donald A. Swackhamer
   1932, Chicago: Donald A. Swackhamer
   1936, Philadelphia: Neil Dempsey
   1940, Chicago: Charles Camp Cotton — Neil Dempsey
   1944, Chicago: Neil Dempsey
   1948, Philadelphia: Neil Dempsey — Donald A. Swackhamer
   1952, Chicago: William B. Kramer
   1956, Chicago: William B. Kramer — Frank Rizzo
   1964, Atlantic City: Thomas F. Connery — Frank Rizzo
   1980, New York: Maria A. Mondile — Stephen R. Salvatore
   1988, Atlanta: Joseph Manganello — H. Claire Poole
   1996, Chicago: Jerry Jessick — Marva West
   2004, Boston: Anthony Cinaglia — Helene Reed — Stephen M. Sweeney
   2008, Denver: John Burzichelli — Frank W. Minor
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: John W. Hazelton
   1860, Chicago: Robert K. Mattock
   1888, Chicago: Isaac Moffatt
   1900, Philadelphia: John M. Moore
   1904, Chicago: Frank B. Ridgeway
   1908, Chicago: Henry C. Loudenslager
   1912, Chicago: John Boyd Avis
   1916, Chicago: George W. F. Gaunt
   1920, Chicago: Edward L. Sturgess
   1924, Cleveland: Francis B. Davis
   1928, Kansas City: Mayme Cresse — Francis B. Davis
   1932, Chicago: Thomas E. French
   1936, Cleveland: Oscar B. Redrow
   1940, Philadelphia: William H. Albright
   1944, Chicago: D. Linton Silver
   1948, Philadelphia: Amos J. Peaslee
   1952, Chicago: Robert C. Hendrickson — Amos J. Peaslee
   1956, San Francisco: Harold W. Hannold
   1960, Chicago: John J. Kitchen — Louise J. Stoerrle
   1964, San Francisco: John E. Hunt
   1968, Miami Beach: Robert E. Boakes — Louise J. Stoerrle — Harold C. Thompson
   1972, Miami Beach: John E. Hunt — Louise J. Stoerrle — John L. White
   2004, New York: Stephen Altamuro — Loran Oglesby
   2008, St. Paul: Wayne Brehm — Loran Oglesby
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