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Lehigh County
Pennsylvania

Lehigh County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Lehigh County (incomplete!): John O. Rinehart, as of 1927 — George A. Rupp, 1930-33 — Jackson E. Scarl, as of 1937

Republican Party chairs in Lehigh County (incomplete!): Horace W. Schantz, as of 1927 — Moulton L. C. Frantz, as of 1953


Lehigh County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Thomas B. Wilson
   1876, St. Louis: T. B. Metzger
   1912, Baltimore: Martin Klingler — E. J. Lichtenwalner — Clinton D. Strauss
   1916, St. Louis: Jonathan Frederick — Harry M. Gaugewer
   1924, New York: Mary E. Herbert
   1928, Houston: Clinton W. Clader — John Cutshall — Arthur J. D. Koenig
   1940, Chicago: Kathryn S. Flohr — Frank F. Hausman — George Kuhl — Margaret S. Murphy — John F. Stine, Jr.
   1944, Chicago: Herman Bauman — Charles W. Ettinger — Frank F. Hausman
   1948, Philadelphia: Charles W. Ettinger — Frank F. Hausman — Donald V. Hock
   1952, Chicago: Harry K. Harley — Frank F. Hausman
   1956, Chicago: Harry K. Harley — Frank F. Hausman — Donald V. Hock — George H. Sacks
   1960, Los Angeles: Robert B. Doll — Harry K. Harley — Robert H. Jordan
   1964, Atlantic City: Robert B. Doll — Harry K. Harley — Robert H. Jordan — Joseph Spirk
   1972, Miami Beach: Dennis J. Cramsey — Edward Hanna — Gerald Roth
   1984, San Francisco: Susan Focht — Kathy Orloski — Richard J. Orloski — Judith Piper — Karen A. Ritter — Emrich M. Stellar, Sr. — Linda Wallitsch
   1996, Chicago: Marie Fong Burns — John P. Karoly, Jr. — Martin Velazquez — Peggy M. Wuertele
   2000, Los Angeles: John P. Karoly, Jr. — Emrich M. Stellar, Sr.
   2004, Boston: Donna Cruciani — Julio Guridy — John P. Karoly, Jr. — Jennifer Mann — Paul McAndrew — Emrich M. Stellar, Sr. — Elsa Vasquez
   2008, Denver: Dorothy Baran — Michael Fegley — Mercedes Guridy
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: George Beisel — Henry J. Saeger — Joseph Young
   1868, Chicago: Samuel McHose
   1884, Chicago: James S. Biery — Samuel Thomas
   1888, Chicago: R. C. Ettinger — Franklin H. Hersh — Walter L. Jones
   1900, Philadelphia: Walter L. Jones
   1904, Chicago: D. H. Thomas — Harry C. Trexler — Alexander N. Ulrich
   1908, Chicago: James L. Foote — Edward M. Young
   1912, Chicago: George D. Hall — Fred E. Lewis
   1916, Chicago: Wilson Rex — Edward M. Young
   1920, Chicago: Edward M. Young
   1924, Cleveland: Hannah M. Durham — Charles Kline — Edward M. Young
   1928, Kansas City: Hannah M. Durham — Fred B. Gernerd — Harvey H. Steckel
   1932, Chicago: Hannah M. Durham — Horace W. Schantz — William C. Troxell
   1936, Cleveland: Harry L. Baker — Hannah M. Durham — Samuel W. Traylor
   1940, Philadelphia: Jennie C. Ritter — William C. Troxell
   1944, Chicago: Hannah M. Durham — Fred R. Zettelmoyer
   1948, Philadelphia: Hannah M. Durham — William D. Reimert — O. Jacob Tallman
   1952, Chicago: Mrs. E. L. Ormrod — Gene D. Smith
   1956, San Francisco: Ann Louise Franks — O. Jacob Tallman
   1960, Chicago: Barbara Y. Benner — O. Jacob Tallman
   1964, San Francisco: Barbara Y. Benner — Wilbur C. Creveling — O. Jacob Tallman
   1972, Miami Beach: Barbara Y. Benner — Thedore R. Berger
   2000, Philadelphia: Pat Toomey
   2004, New York: Dean N. Browning
   2008, St. Paul: Pat Browne — Dean N. Browning — Robert Daday — Robert Smith
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