The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Monroe County

Monroe County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Monroe County (incomplete!): Joseph H. Shull, as of 1927 — Walter D. Heckman, as of 1937

Republican Party chairs in Monroe County (incomplete!): Samuel V. Dreher, as of 1927 — Benjamin K. Williams, as of 1953

Monroe County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1912, Baltimore: David S. Gregory — James Harrison — A. Mitchell Palmer
   1916, St. Louis: A. Mitchell Palmer
   1924, New York: Samuel E. Shull
   1928, Houston: Norman Dreher — J. Anson Singer
   1944, Chicago: Mrs. Harold Edwards — Harold C. Edwards
   1948, Philadelphia: Grant W. Nitrauer
   1952, Chicago: Harold C. Edwards — Floyd W. Shafer
   1956, Chicago: Paul J. Dellaria — Boyd F. Weiss
   1960, Los Angeles: Charles L. Hildabrant
   1964, Atlantic City: Charlotte Jordan — Harry Rider
   1984, San Francisco: Rena Baumgartner
   1992, New York: Rena Baumgartner
   1996, Chicago: Rena Baumgartner
   2000, Los Angeles: Rena Baumgartner
   2004, Boston: Rena Baumgartner
   2008, Denver: Rena Baumgartner
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: William Davis
   1884, Chicago: David Keller
   1888, Chicago: Thomas C. Walton
   1900, Philadelphia: H. W. Kistler
   1904, Chicago: A. R. Brittain
   1908, Chicago: J. S. Schoonover
   1916, Chicago: Charles L. Fellows
   1920, Chicago: Charles L. Fellows
   1924, Cleveland: Harry Q. Snyder
   1928, Kansas City: Walter L. Angle
   1932, Chicago: A. N. Staples
   1940, Philadelphia: Carl B. Rosenkrans
   1944, Chicago: Carl B. Rosenkrans
   1948, Philadelphia: Russell C. Hughes
   1952, Chicago: Benjamin K. Williams
   1956, San Francisco: Montgomery F. Crowe
   1960, Chicago: Montgomery F. Crowe
   1964, San Francisco: H. L. Cleveland
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