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Chautauqua County
New York

Chautauqua County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Chautauqua County (incomplete!): Andrew J. Bennett, as of 1910 — Anthony Johnson, as of 1927 — Elloy R. Ganey, as of 1932 — Daniel P. Scannell, as of 1936-41 — Clinton H. Watson, as of 1942 — Samuel J. Conte, as of 1953-55 — Milton K. Sigworth, as of 1965

Republican Party chairs in Chautauqua County (incomplete!): Charles H. Wix, as of 1910 — Newton Lincoln, as of 1927-35 — John S. Leonard, as of 1936 — Samuel A. Brown, Jr., as of 1937 — D. Lawrence Carlson, as of 1938-42 — Leslie R. Gregory, as of 1945-48 — Joseph Rubenstein, as of 1955 — Charles E. Goodell, 1958-59 — Jess J. Present, 1964-66

Chautauqua County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: H. J. Miner
   1864, Chicago: Hiram C. Miner
   1876, St. Louis: William Bookstaver
   1900, Kansas City: Frank H. Mott
   1912, Baltimore: Thomas J. Cummings — Walter H. Edson
   1916, St. Louis: William L. Koch — Henry Mosher
   1920, San Francisco: Gilden R. Broadberry — J. William Murphy
   1924, New York: Thomas J. Cummings — Homer Preston
   1928, Houston: Elloy R. Ganey — Michael C. O'Loughlin
   1932, Chicago: F. Raymond Chant — William Russo
   1936, Philadelphia: Albert J. Foley — Robert H. Jackson
   1940, Chicago: Walter H. Edson — Albert J. Foley
   1944, Chicago: J. Edward Eckerd — Albert J. Foley
   1948, Philadelphia: Samuel S. Edson — Alvin J. Surma
   1952, Chicago: Samuel J. Conte — Dean Warner White
   1956, Chicago: Samuel J. Conte — Albert H. Harrison — Herman Warner
   1960, Los Angeles: Margaret Daley — Terry C. Duro
   1964, Atlantic City: Fred J. Cusimano — Joseph Gerace
   1972, Miami Beach: Joseph Gerace — Robert P. Isaac, Jr. — Marcia Jo Westling
   1976, New York: Sandra Anderson
   1980, New York: Anthony C. Barone — Kathleen A. Byrne — Steven Carlson — C. Edward Fagan — Rolland E. Kidder — Clarence J. Peterson
   1984, San Francisco: Kathleen A. Byrne — Stan Lundine
   1988, Atlanta: James Bickhart — Teresa A. Bickhart — Steven Carlson — Stan Lundine
   1996, Chicago: Nancy Bargar — Joseph Porpiglia
   2004, Boston: Rosalind Conti — Joseph Sweeney — Mark Thomas
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: Reuben E. Fenton
   1872, Philadelphia: B. F. Brewer — H. O. Lakin
   1884, Chicago: Jerome B. Fisher
   1892, Minneapolis: Hurlburt L. Phillips
   1896, St. Louis: E. A. Curtis — Lester V. Stearns
   1900, Philadelphia: Charles M. Hamilton — Hurlburt L. Phillips
   1904, Chicago: Julius Lincoln — S. Frederick Nixon
   1908, Chicago: H. M. Clark — Cyrus E. Jones
   1912, Chicago: Frank O. Anderson — Robert J. Gross
   1916, Chicago: Charles M. Hamilton
   1920, Chicago: Cyrus E. Jones
   1924, Cleveland: Oscar A. Lenna — Joseph A. McGinnies — Eliza Reiger
   1928, Kansas City: Mrs. A. G. D. Goodwill — Joseph A. McGinnies
   1932, Chicago: George M. Mathews — Joseph A. McGinnies — Brewer D. Phillips
   1936, Cleveland: Ernest C. Kessler — Herbert F. Thompson
   1940, Philadelphia: Gustaf A. Lawson — William G. Ogilvie
   1944, Chicago: Chester E. Helgran — Richard H. Reading
   1948, Philadelphia: Leslie R. Gregory — J. Russell Rogerson
   1952, Chicago: Mary Kidder — Joseph Rubenstein
   1956, San Francisco: Joseph Rubenstein
   1960, Chicago: Robert H. Miller
   1964, San Francisco: Charles E. Goodell
   1972, Miami Beach: Edward C. Steele
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: Chauncy Tucker
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