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Somerset County

Somerset County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Somerset County (incomplete!): Charles F. Uhl, as of 1927 — Levi G. Lichliter, as of 1937

Republican Party chairs in Somerset County (incomplete!): Don M. Kimmel, as of 1927 — Karl Hare, as of 1953

Somerset County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Alexander H. Coffroth
   1912, Baltimore: Charles H. Fisher
   1916, St. Louis: John W. Harves
   1924, New York: Harry C. Benford
   1940, Chicago: Lloyd Unger
   1944, Chicago: Bertha Kehoe
   1948, Philadelphia: Bertha Kehoe — Anthony Rulli — Charles F. Uhl
   1952, Chicago: Simon K. Uhl
   1956, Chicago: Simon K. Uhl
   1960, Los Angeles: Simon K. Uhl
   1964, Atlantic City: John Enoch — Earl Younkin
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: William H. Koontz
   1864, Baltimore: Edward Scull
   1876, Cincinnati: Edward Scull
   1884, Chicago: Edward Scull
   1888, Chicago: F. J. Kooser
   1900, Philadelphia: John R. Scott — George R. Scull
   1904, Chicago: Samuel A. Kendall
   1908, Chicago: Aaron F. Dickey — Samuel A. Kendall
   1912, Chicago: Harvey M. Berkeley — Samuel A. Kendall — George R. Scull
   1916, Chicago: Isaiah Good — Robert S. Scull
   1920, Chicago: Isaiah Good
   1924, Cleveland: Mrs. Daryle R. Heckman
   1932, Chicago: Charles B. Korns — Henry D. Martin
   1936, Cleveland: William S. Livingood, Sr. — Clarence L. Shaver
   1940, Philadelphia: Charles H. Ealy — George J. Krebs
   1944, Chicago: Henry Baker Reiley — Clark W. Rodger
   1948, Philadelphia: Norman T. Boose — Ross I. Pile
   1952, Chicago: Joseph R. Edwards
   1956, San Francisco: William S. Livengood, Jr.
   1960, Chicago: J. Joseph Collins
   2008, St. Paul: Susan Layton
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