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Columbia County
New York

Columbia County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Columbia County (incomplete!): William A. Mallery, Jr., as of 1910 — Alexander W. Hover, as of 1927 — Fred Holsapple, as of 1936 — John Gibbons, Jr., as of 1939-42 — Robert R. Livingston, as of 1953 — Thomas H. Quinn, as of 1955 — Lawrence F. Novak, as of 1965

Republican Party chairs in Columbia County (incomplete!): Charles Tracy, as of 1910 — Clyde H. DeWitt, as of 1927-29 — Lewis K. Rockefeller, as of 1933-40 — John S. Williams, as of 1941-42 — Milton V. Saulpaugh, as of 1945 — John S. Williams, as of 1955

Columbia County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Theodore Miller — Henry A. Tilden
   1864, Chicago: Robert E. Andrews
   1876, St. Louis: Robert E. Andrews
   1920, San Francisco: George McClellan
   1924, New York: John Connor
   1928, Houston: John Connor
   1932, Chicago: John Gibbons, Jr. — Robert R. Livingston
   1936, Philadelphia: Mary Livingston — Hugh W. McClellan
   1940, Chicago: Fred Holsapple — Mary Livingston
   1944, Chicago: Mary Livingston — Michael Skelly
   1948, Philadelphia: William S. Decker
   1952, Chicago: John H. Conine
   1956, Chicago: Thomas H. Quinn
   1960, Los Angeles: John J. Fardy
   1964, Atlantic City: Lawrence F. Novak
   1972, Miami Beach: Cornelius H. Kane, Jr. — Deborah H. McNamee
   1988, Atlanta: Milagros Baez O'Toole
   2004, Boston: Denise W. King
   2008, Denver: Kirsten E. Gillibrand — Denise W. King
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: John S. Gould
   1860, Chicago: John T. Hogeboom
   1868, Chicago: Jacob W. Hoysradt
   1872, Philadelphia: Nelson P. Aiken — Lewis F. Payne
   1880, Chicago: Jacob W. Hoysradt
   1892, Minneapolis: Louis F. Payn
   1900, Philadelphia: Louis F. Payn
   1904, Chicago: Louis F. Payn
   1908, Chicago: Louis F. Payn
   1912, Chicago: Louis F. Payn
   1916, Chicago: Louis F. Payn
   1920, Chicago: Louis F. Payn
   1924, Cleveland: Sanford W. Smith
   1932, Chicago: Alfred D. Curtis
   1936, Cleveland: Lewis K. Rockefeller
   1944, Chicago: John S. Williams
   1948, Philadelphia: Henry M. James
   1952, Chicago: Henry M. James
   1956, San Francisco: Henry M. James
   1960, Chicago: R. Burdell Bixby — Myrtie Tinklepaugh
   1964, San Francisco: Myrtie Tinklepaugh
   1972, Miami Beach: Frances Oberwager
   2004, New York: John J. Faso
   2008, St. Paul: John J. Faso — Linda A. Reilly
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: Elisha Jenkins
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