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Somerset County
New Jersey

Somerset County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Somerset County (incomplete!): William J. DeMond, as of 1913-14 — William Prout, as of 1919 — Frank L. Cleary, as of 1920 — Andrew E. Kenney, as of 1921 — Harvey S. Smalley, as of 1925 — George W. Allgair, as of 1927 — Frank Ryan, as of 1945 — Arthur S. Meredith, as of 1959 — Orlando L. Abbruzzese, 1973-81

Republican Party chairs in Somerset County (incomplete!): Edward E. Cooper, as of 1914-19 — James A. Metz, Jr., as of 1920 — Edward E. Cooper, as of 1921-25 — George O. Smalley, as of 1927 — Ralph J. Smalley, as of 1945 — Lewis J. Gray, as of 1959-64


Somerset County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Joshua Doughty
   1876, St. Louis: Calvin Corle
   1912, Baltimore: George M. LaMonte
   1916, St. Louis: William L. Saunders
   1924, New York: William J. Kirby — Harvey J. Moynihan — William L. Saunders
   1928, Houston: Harvey J. Moynihan
   1932, Chicago: Harvey J. Moynihan
   1940, Chicago: Archibald S. Alexander — James H. R. Cromwell — William J. DeMond — Harvey J. Moynihan
   1944, Chicago: Michael J. Mullin — Frank Ryan
   1948, Philadelphia: Archibald S. Alexander — Joseph Halpern — George H. Shay
   1952, Chicago: Archibald S. Alexander — George H. Shay
   1956, Chicago: Archibald S. Alexander — Charles W. Engelhard — Arthur S. Meredith
   1964, Atlantic City: Charles W. Engelhard — Grace Gurisic — B. Thomas Leahy — Philip J. Levin
   1968, Chicago: Richard J. Driver — Daniel M. Gaby — Irving E. Shaffer
   1976, New York: James A. Auerbach — Frank R. Nero
   1980, New York: Orlando L. Abbruzzese — Dennis Auciello — Michael J. Ceponis — Kanak Dutta — John F. Guerrera — Nancy Henry — Harrison A. Williams
   1988, Atlanta: Marita Clickner — John J. Degnan — Marie Paris
   1996, Chicago: Upendra Chivukula — John Loos — Robert Raymar — William Terrell
   2000, Los Angeles: Upendra Chivukula
   2004, Boston: Upendra Chivukula — Zenon Christodoulou — Elizabeth Hutcheon — Rajul Shah
   2008, Denver: Cecilia X. Birge — Upendra Chivukula — Peg Schaffer — Parakash Shah
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: William D. Waterman
   1888, Chicago: S. Snowden Cook
   1900, Philadelphia: Frederick P. Olcott
   1904, Chicago: James B. Duke
   1912, Chicago: James E. Bathgate, Jr.
   1916, Chicago: C. Ledyard Blair — Ogden H. Hammond
   1920, Chicago: Charles A. Eaton — Joseph S. Frelinghuysen
   1924, Cleveland: Charles A. Eaton — Joseph S. Frelinghuysen — Ogden H. Hammond
   1928, Kansas City: George B. Post, Jr.
   1932, Chicago: Ogden H. Hammond — Mrs. L. H. Kingsford — Kate Prentice Schley
   1936, Cleveland: Reeve Schley
   1940, Philadelphia: Reeve Schley
   1944, Chicago: Joseph S. Frelinghuysen — Reeve Schley
   1948, Philadelphia: Norman C. Woolston
   1952, Chicago: William E. Bunney — C. Douglas Dillon — Anderson Fowler
   1956, San Francisco: Anderson Fowler — Donald Hyde
   1960, Chicago: Millicent Fenwick — Malcolm S. Forbes — Harry Frelinghuysen — Philip B. Hofmann
   1964, San Francisco: John H. Ewing — Philip B. Hofmann — John Kean — Richard B. Sellars
   1968, Miami Beach: Raymond H. Bateman — C. Douglas Dillon — John H. Ewing
   1972, Miami Beach: Raymond H. Bateman — Nicholas F. Brady — Brigid M. Shanley
   2004, New York: Michael P. Hsing
   2008, St. Paul: Henry Kane — Thomas H. Kean — Tom Wilson
 
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: Thomas A. Hartwell
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