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Cattaraugus County
New York

Cattaraugus County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Cattaraugus County (incomplete!): George H. Ansley, as of 1910 — Fay P. Green, 1923-24 — Robert E. McConnell, as of 1927 — Dennis W. Keating, 1932-33 — Thomas F. McMahon, as of 1936 — G. Sidney Shane, as of 1939-42 — James V. Rogers, as of 1945 — Thomas L. Kelly, as of 1953-55 — Fred W. Forness, Jr., 1962 — Robert M. Henry, as of 1965

Republican Party chairs in Cattaraugus County (incomplete!): E. A. Stratton, as of 1910 — Allen E. Ames, as of 1927-29 — Guy C. Fargo, as of 1932-33 — M. Eugene Mattison, as of 1935 — Howard L. Pettit, as of 1936-38 — Frank W. Treble, as of 1939 — Andrew J. Musacchio, as of 1940-41 — William Fitzpatrick, as of 1942-55

Cattaraugus County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: John C. Devereux
   1864, Chicago: John C. Devereux
   1876, St. Louis: Charles S. Cary — Cyrenus C. Torrance
   1912, Baltimore: Franklin E. Bard — Herbert D. Sibley
   1916, St. Louis: Eugene Hickey — Daniel McCarthy
   1920, San Francisco: Franklin E. Bard — Clare Willard
   1924, New York: Jeremiah Toohey
   1928, Houston: George H. Ansley
   1932, Chicago: Thomas H. Dowd
   1936, Philadelphia: Thomas F. McMahon
   1940, Chicago: James C. O'Rourke
   1944, Chicago: James C. O'Rourke
   1948, Philadelphia: Robert L. Taylor
   1952, Chicago: Kathleen Dowd Bryce — G. Sidney Shane
   1956, Chicago: Kathleen Dowd Bryce
   1960, Los Angeles: James O'Rourke
   1964, Atlantic City: James R. Lockwood
   1972, Miami Beach: James P. Testani — Maynard W. Timme
   1980, New York: Mary Helena Hand — William O'Dell
   1984, San Francisco: Carol Hooper — Daniel B. Walsh
   1988, Atlanta: Janet Ellen Bald — Margaret Ann Kenney
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: Addison G. Rice
   1860, Chicago: Alonzo Kent — Dolos E. Sill
   1868, Chicago: Henry Van Aernam
   1872, Philadelphia: John Manley — Henry Van Aernam
   1884, Chicago: Norman M. Allen — James S. Whipple
   1892, Minneapolis: Nicholas V. V. Franchot
   1896, St. Louis: Nicholas V. V. Franchot
   1900, Philadelphia: Henry A. Soules
   1904, Chicago: Nicholas V. V. Franchot
   1908, Chicago: Albert T. Fancher
   1912, Chicago: Malachy G. Fitzpatrick
   1916, Chicago: George E. Spring — Edward B. Vreeland
   1920, Chicago: Mary B. Jepson
   1924, Cleveland: Albert T. Fancher
   1928, Kansas City: Albert T. Fancher
   1932, Chicago: Malachy G. Fitzpatrick
   1936, Cleveland: M. Eugene Mattison
   1940, Philadelphia: M. Eugene Mattison
   1944, Chicago: Bert C. Dorsey
   1948, Philadelphia: William F. Fitzpatrick
   1952, Chicago: William F. Fitzpatrick
   1956, San Francisco: William F. Fitzpatrick
   1960, Chicago: William F. Fitzpatrick
   1964, San Francisco: Ralph N. Schaack
   2004, New York: Catharine M. Young
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