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Erie County

Erie County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Erie County (incomplete!): James Carney, 1887 — Joseph M. Schilling, as of 1927 — Arthur E. Colegrove, as of 1937 — Everett F. Zurn, 1945-46 — Arthur P. Logan, 1948-49 — Everett F. Zurn, as of 1958-60

Republican Party chairs in Erie County (incomplete!): Milton W. Shreve, as of 1900 — Carrie Russell, as of 1927 — Fred W. Lamberton, 1936-38 — George L. Wilson, as of 1953 — Fred W. Lamberton, 1956-58 — John W. English, as of 1960

Erie County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: William A. Galbraith
   1876, St. Louis: J. R. Thompson
   1880, Cincinnati: William L. Scott
   1888, St. Louis: William L. Scott
   1896, Chicago: John S. Rilling
   1912, Baltimore: Richard H. Arbuckle — Frank Clancy — Robert F. Devine
   1916, St. Louis: Frank Ensworth — Samuel L. Gilson — Joseph F. Rogan
   1924, New York: James P. Rossiter — August Wittmann
   1928, Houston: Charles M. Caryl — Joseph F. Rogan
   1940, Chicago: Michael J. Cronin — Nellie Vieyra
   1944, Chicago: Maurice J. Coughlin — Ambrose J. Mulligan
   1948, Philadelphia: Kenneth W. Thompson — Everett F. Zurn
   1952, Chicago: Joseph S. Crawford — Alton W. Cross — Julian Polaski — Everett F. Zurn
   1956, Chicago: Anthony Bevy Bevilacqua — Joseph S. Crawford — Arthur J. Gardner — Andrew S. Knepp — Marguerite A. Mattis — Everett F. Zurn
   1960, Los Angeles: Anthony Bevy Bevilacqua — Arthur J. Gardner — James G. Hanes — Marguerite A. Mattis — Everett F. Zurn
   1964, Atlantic City: George Klemm — Anna H. Layden — Peter G. Schaaf — William G. Sesler — Mary Shanahan — Louis J. Tullio — Everett F. Zurn — Melvin A. Zurn
   1972, Miami Beach: Mary Alice Brown — Roger M. Fischer — Walter A. Kwitowski — Robert C. Lohse — Peter G. Schaaf — Anne Marie Silva
   1984, San Francisco: Dolores C. Bross — Gary Bukowski — Thomas Carney — Gloria Criscione — Patricia Liebel — Joyce A. Savocchio — Louis J. Tullio
   1988, Atlanta: James A. McCall
   1996, Chicago: Gary N. Horton — Ian Murray — Joyce A. Savocchio
   2000, Los Angeles: Gary N. Horton — Ian Murray — Joyce A. Savocchio
   2004, Boston: Robert Casillo — Tina Mengine — Ian Murray — Steven Porter — Suejayne Sapp — Gayle Wright
   2008, Denver: Mark DiVecchio — Gary N. Horton — Jennifer Jarema — Rubye Jenkins-Husband — Curtis Jones — Judy Lynch — Ian Murray — Joseph E. Sinnott
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: Thomas J. Devore — Morrow B. Lowry — B. B. Vincent
   1884, Chicago: Thomas J. Devore — Joseph Johnson
   1888, Chicago: Samuel A. Davenport — James W. Sproul
   1892, Minneapolis: Samuel A. Davenport
   1900, Philadelphia: J. F. Downing — O. D. Van Camp
   1904, Chicago: Frank L. Bliss — Clark Olds
   1908, Chicago: Frank Connell — Henry Keppel
   1912, Chicago: Phillip J. Barber — John R. Mulkie
   1916, Chicago: John I. Baker — Frank Connell — Charles B. Kibler
   1920, Chicago: Joseph J. Desmond — Marvin E. Griswold — Lyle W. Orr — James B. Yard
   1924, Cleveland: Augusta B. Fleming — Arthur W. Milne
   1928, Kansas City: Robert J. Firman — Mrs. Hugh N. Fleming — James Thompson
   1932, Chicago: Newell P. Fuller — W. Pitt Gifford
   1936, Cleveland: Marion C. Austin — W. Pitt Gifford — Fred W. Lamberton
   1940, Philadelphia: Adrian J. Collins — Elisabeth Strang Peake
   1944, Chicago: Adrian J. Collins
   1948, Philadelphia: Adrian J. Collins — Samuel J. Roberts
   1952, Chicago: Samuel J. Roberts — Paul B. Root — Helen S. Schluraff
   1956, San Francisco: John W. English — Paul B. Root
   1960, Chicago: Thomas Lord — Richard C. Lyons
   1964, San Francisco: Mortimer E. Graham — Donald P. Kennedy
   1972, Miami Beach: R. Douglass Arbuckle — Stanley L. Blair — Charles N. Dodd
   2004, New York: Phil English — John R. Evans
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: William M. Watts
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