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Pennington County
South Dakota

Pennington County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Pennington County: [none currently in database]

Republican Party chairs in Pennington County: [none currently in database]

Pennington County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1928, Houston: H. F. Fellows
   1940, Chicago: H. F. Fellows
   1944, Chicago: Theodore B. Werner
   1948, Philadelphia: Elmer T. Fitzgerald
   1952, Chicago: George A. Bangs — Louis Bober — Jessie E. Sanders
   1956, Chicago: George A. Bangs — Tom Eastman, Jr.
   1960, Los Angeles: Eugene Bartlett — Ted Hustead — Mrs. Murman Jensen — Homer Kandaras
   1968, Chicago: James Abourezk
   1996, Chicago: Lily Mendoza — Judith R. Olson — Darrell Shoemaker — Jeffrey L. Viken
   2004, Boston: Judy Olson Duhamel — Paul Jensen — Dennis Langley
   2008, Denver: Cheryl Chapman — Malco Chapman — Martin Yeung
Republican National Conventions:
   1900, Philadelphia: James Halley
   1912, Chicago: G. C. Redfield
   1920, Chicago: William G. Buell
   1924, Cleveland: Charles J. Buell
   1928, Kansas City: Isaac H. Chase
   1932, Chicago: John A. Boland
   1936, Cleveland: J. D. Evans
   1940, Philadelphia: Robert E. Driscoll
   1944, Chicago: John A. Boland — R. W. Hitchcock
   1948, Philadelphia: R. W. Hitchcock
   1952, Chicago: Joe H. Bottum — Maye Evans
   1956, San Francisco: Ed Gronert
   1960, Chicago: Stanford M. Adelstein — W. P. 'Wally' Myhren — Dale C. Yeoman
   1972, Miami Beach: Ruby F. Miracle — Franklin Simpson
   1992, Houston: Robert K. Fischer — Carole Hillard — Gordon Pederson — Fred Whiting
   2004, New York: Gordon Pederson — Priscilla Schmidt — Ron Schmidt
   2008, St. Paul: Sandye Kading — Dianne Nelson — Gordon Pederson — Priscilla Schmidt — Ron Schmidt
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