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Putnam County
New York

Putnam County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Putnam County (incomplete!): Asbury C. Townsend, as of 1910 — Henry C. de Rham, as of 1927 — Alpha R. Whiton, as of 1936-55

Republican Party chairs in Putnam County (incomplete!): John R. Yale, as of 1910 — John R. Yale, as of 1925 — Edward S. Agor, as of 1927-29 — D. Mallory Stephens, as of 1939 — C. William Rich, as of 1942


Putnam County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Gouverneur Kemble
   1916, St. Louis: William Church Osborn
   1920, San Francisco: William Church Osborn
   1924, New York: Frederick Osborn
   1928, Houston: Aileen O. Webb
   1932, Chicago: Aileen O. Webb — Alpha R. Whiton
   1936, Philadelphia: Joseph P. Shea
   1940, Chicago: Alpha R. Whiton
   1944, Chicago: Phillip J. Burns — Alpha R. Whiton
   1952, Chicago: Joseph A. Schaller
   1956, Chicago: Nat Bass
   1960, Los Angeles: Vivian Rosato
   1964, Atlantic City: Joseph Cioccolanti
   1988, Atlanta: David D. Eisenhower
   1996, Chicago: Lillian R. Jones
   2008, Denver: Renée Díaz
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: John G. Miller
   1872, Philadelphia: David Robinson
   1884, Chicago: J. Wilton Brooks — Hamilton Fish, Jr.
   1892, Minneapolis: Daniel Kent
   1900, Philadelphia: Emerson W. Addis
   1904, Chicago: John R. Yale
   1908, Chicago: Emerson W. Addis
   1928, Kansas City: Hamilton Fish, Jr.
   1932, Chicago: Hamilton Fish, Jr.
   1940, Philadelphia: Hamilton Fish, Jr.
   1944, Chicago: C. William Rich
   1948, Philadelphia: C. William Rich — D. Mallory Stephens
   1952, Chicago: D. Mallory Stephens
   1956, San Francisco: Willis H. Stephens
   1960, Chicago: C. William Rich
   1964, San Francisco: Philip M. Levine
   1972, Miami Beach: Donald B. Smith
   2008, St. Paul: John Duncan — Michael C. Finnegan — Alana M. Sweeny
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