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Orange County
New York

Orange County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Orange County (incomplete!): George F. Ketchum, as of 1910 — Henry W. Chadeayne, as of 1927 — Thomas J. Conmy, as of 1932 — Jacob L. Hicks, as of 1936 — Thomas J. V. Cullen, as of 1939-42 — John S. Stillman, as of 1955

Republican Party chairs in Orange County (incomplete!): George F. Gregg, as of 1910 — Jonathan D. Wilson, Jr., as of 1927-29 — William J. McGiffert, as of 1932 — Walter G. Brown, as of 1939 — Henry V. Clark, as of 1942 — George C. Bullis, as of 1955

Orange County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Benjamin F. Edsall
   1864, Chicago: Eugene A. Brewster
   1876, St. Louis: Daniel B. St. John
   1912, Baltimore: Robert H. Clark — Arthur A. McLean
   1916, St. Louis: Charles B. Alexander — Arthur A. McLean
   1920, San Francisco: Charles B. Alexander — Henry W. Chadeayne
   1924, New York: Henry Hunter — Florence L. Ketchum
   1928, Houston: Daniel J. Dwyer
   1932, Chicago: Thomas J. Conmy
   1936, Philadelphia: Jacob L. Hicks — Samuel Mitchell
   1940, Chicago: Samuel M. Cuddeback — Thomas J. V. Cullen
   1944, Chicago: Thomas J. V. Cullen
   1948, Philadelphia: Thomas J. V. Cullen
   1952, Chicago: Thomas J. V. Cullen
   1956, Chicago: John S. Stillman
   1960, Los Angeles: John S. Stillman
   1964, Atlantic City: Rose Gambino — B. Sears Hunter
   1972, Miami Beach: Peter S. Brooks — Sy Cohen — John Ruckdeschel, Jr.
   1980, New York: Hugh B. Marius — Eugene Victor
   1984, San Francisco: Dennis Cornell Williams
   1988, Atlanta: Jonathan G. Jacobson — Daniel F. Johnson
   1996, Chicago: Nikki Basque — Audrey Carey — Joseph De Stefano — Josephine LeBeau
   2004, Boston: Sonia Ayala — Patricia Dwyer
   2008, Denver: Sonia Ayala — Fred D. Cook — F. Edward Devitt — Vanessa Tirado
Republican National Conventions:
   1856, Philadelphia: G. M. Grier — Ambrose S. Murray
   1860, Chicago: Ambrose S. Murray
   1872, Philadelphia: Cyrus B. Martin — Ambrose S. Murray
   1884, Chicago: Thomas W. Bradley — Benjamin B. Odell, Sr.
   1892, Minneapolis: Thomas W. Bradley — Joseph M. Dickey — Louis F. Goodsell
   1896, St. Louis: Thomas W. Bradley — Joseph M. Dickey — Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.
   1900, Philadelphia: Thomas W. Bradley — Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. — Edward D. Tompkins
   1904, Chicago: E. H. Harriman — Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. — John D. Wilson
   1908, Chicago: Thomas W. Bradley — Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.
   1912, Chicago: Joseph M. Dickey — Frederick W. Wilson
   1916, Chicago: John B. Rose — Russell Wiggins
   1920, Chicago: Joseph M. Dickey — Russell Wiggins
   1924, Cleveland: Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. — Russell Wiggins
   1928, Kansas City: Russell Wiggins — Jonathan D. Wilson, Jr.
   1932, Chicago: Russell Wiggins
   1936, Cleveland: Walter G. Brown — Richard B. Scandrett, Jr.
   1940, Philadelphia: Thomas C. Desmond — Russell Wiggins
   1944, Chicago: Katharine St. George
   1948, Philadelphia: Lester J. Roosa — Winifred Swenson
   1952, Chicago: Charles E. Dusenberry
   1956, San Francisco: George C. Bullis
   1960, Chicago: Frederic Mance
   1964, San Francisco: William E. Doulin
   1972, Miami Beach: William E. Doulin — Edna C. Smith
   2004, New York: Howard W. Mills
   2008, St. Paul: Ruben Estrada — Howard W. Mills
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: Hudson McFarlan
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