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Cumberland County

Cumberland County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Cumberland County (incomplete!): G. Lawrence Strock, as of 1927 — Raymond A. Myers, as of 1937

Republican Party chairs in Cumberland County (incomplete!): Austin B. Hertzler, as of 1927 — Oliver J. Dickey, as of 1953

Cumberland County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1876, St. Louis: Frank E. Beltzhoover
   1912, Baltimore: Milton M. Dougherty — W. Frank Walters
   1916, St. Louis: Edward M. Biddle, Jr.
   1924, New York: Edward M. Biddle, Jr.
   1928, Houston: G. Lawrence Strock
   1940, Chicago: Irvin Bretz — Raymond A. Myers — Russel B. Updegraff
   1944, Chicago: Thomas C. Buchanan — Raymond A. Myers — Russel B. Updegraff
   1948, Philadelphia: Philip Mathews
   1952, Chicago: Frederick Gerhardt — Philip Mathews
   1956, Chicago: H. C. Erickson — Harold L. Stum
   1960, Los Angeles: H. C. Erickson — James M. Quigley
   1964, Atlantic City: Thomas Balaban — Roy Furman — Ira K. Gleim — George M. Leader
   1972, Miami Beach: Grace L. Jarvis — Shelly Robins New — Winifred M. Williams
   1984, San Francisco: Gilbert Gott — Irene Gott — William Logan
   1996, Chicago: Ann L. Cavanaugh — Denise Harris — David H. McCann — Morgan Plant — Mary Uehlein
   2004, Boston: Jeffrey W. Coy — Paul Dlugolecki — Gail McDermott — Lora Schoenberg — Marilyn Zilli
   2008, Denver: Gail McDermott — Michael D. Reed
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: Jacob S. Haldeman — W. B. Irvin
   1884, Chicago: A. G. Eberly — John W. Kirk
   1888, Chicago: James V. Fenn — Charles H. Mullin
   1896, St. Louis: Frank E. Hollar — Charles H. Mullin
   1900, Philadelphia: Charles H. Mullin — George Edward Reed
   1904, Chicago: Frank E. Hollar — Charles H. Mullin
   1908, Chicago: Charles H. Mullin
   1912, Chicago: Harry Hertzler
   1916, Chicago: A. R. Allen
   1920, Chicago: Lewis S. Sadler
   1924, Cleveland: George M. Hays
   1928, Kansas City: Charles S. Moomy
   1932, Chicago: Oliver J. Dickey — Robert R. Todd
   1936, Cleveland: Walter Stuart
   1940, Philadelphia: W. Searight Stuart
   1944, Chicago: William R. Shearer — Flora C. Withers
   1948, Philadelphia: Flora C. Withers
   1952, Chicago: Oliver J. Dickey — George W. Kunkle
   1956, San Francisco: Oliver J. Dickey — Floyd W. Musselman
   1960, Chicago: Floyd W. Musselman — Mrs. Spencer G. Nauman
   1964, San Francisco: Robert E. Flynn — Kurvin W. Lauer
   1972, Miami Beach: Elizabeth C. Amig — Don Paul Shearer
   2008, St. Paul: Suzanne Doller — Michael McDermott — Nancy Otstot — Richard Stewart
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: Charles B. Penrose
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