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Knox County

Knox County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Knox County (incomplete!): Charles Theodore Cates, Jr., 1898-1902 — Mitchell Long, 1926-28

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

Knox County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1860, Charleston and Baltimore: Thomas M. Lyon
   1868, New York: Thomas Amos Rogers Nelson
   1876, St. Louis: Alfred Caldwell — John M. Fleming — Thomas O'Connor
   1900, Kansas City: Charles Theodore Cates, Jr.
   1912, Baltimore: George W. Baxter — John W. Flenniken — George F. Milton — J. W. Sneed
   1916, St. Louis: George C. Hager — W. Baxter Lee
   1924, New York: Walter A. George — John E. McMillian — Mrs. R. E. L. Mountcastle
   1928, Houston: S. E. Clague — Williston Cox — Mitchell Long — J. G. Sims
   1936, Philadelphia: Mrs. R. L. Cunningham — Mrs. Joseph W. Folk — Max Friedman — Mrs. R. E. L. Mountcastle
   1940, Chicago: Caswell Boyd — Wesley T. Kennerly — Mrs. R. E. L. Mountcastle — Harold Wimberly
   1944, Chicago: Charles J. Brown — Lester Denton — Russell R. Kramer — Mitchell Long — George Nelson
   1948, Philadelphia: Jack Comer — Tom P. Fowler — Victor Henderson — Russell R. Kramer — Bertha Leeper
   1952, Chicago: Jack Comer — Max Friedman — Cecil Meek — Dorothy Stafford
   1980, New York: Margaret Anne Austin — Charles C. Burks — Mary Lou Kanipe — Pamela S. McMillan
   1996, Chicago: Suzanne Coffey — Gary D. Vaughan — Sylvia Woods
   2004, Boston: Joe Armstrong — Kevin Garrett Barry — Delainia Davis — Danny Garland II — William Owen — Schree Pettigrew
   2008, Denver: Joe Armstrong — Gloria Johnson — Ali Negahban — William Owen — Brenda Palmer — Harold G. Woods — Sylvia Woods
Republican National Conventions:
   1900, Philadelphia: Richard W. Austin — Henry R. Gibson
   1908, Chicago: Nathan W. Hale
   1912, Chicago: I. L. Moore — Hugh M. Tate — T. A. Wright
   1916, Chicago: Richard W. Austin
   1920, Chicago: I. C. King — George M. Trotter
   1924, Cleveland: Fred C. Houk — James Maynard — Mrs. E. T. McNew — William Rule
   1928, Kansas City: Hal H. Clements — J. B. Criswell — John A. Duncan
   1932, Chicago: Judd Acuff — James A. Fowler — Webster Porter
   1936, Cleveland: John J. Jennings, Jr. — Norman B. Morrell — Wilbur W. Piper
   1940, Philadelphia: Harley G. Fowler
   1944, Chicago: John J. Jennings, Jr. — Guy L. Smith
   1948, Philadelphia: Jack W. Dance — Wilbur W. Piper
   1952, Chicago: Jack W. Dance — Guy L. Smith
   1956, San Francisco: Erby Jenkins — John Lambert — Tom T. Pace, Jr. — Guy L. Smith
   1960, Chicago: John J. Duncan — John Lambert — Guy L. Smith — William Tallent
   1972, Miami Beach: Loreta T. Bevins — John J. Duncan — Sarah Moore Greene — Kyle C. Testerman — Warren R. Webster
   2004, New York: Ben Atchley — Karen Brown — James A. Haslam — Tom Jensen — William Kelvin Moxley — Mike Ragsdale — Susan Richardson Williams
   2008, St. Paul: Randy Boyd — Catherine Braden — Cheryl Bynum — John J. Duncan, Jr. — Clyde R. Holmes — Connie Holmes — Angela Huddleston — Jamie Woodson
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