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Cabell County
West Virginia

Cabell County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Cabell County (incomplete!): Carney M. Layne, as of 1917 — C. Willkie Freeman, as of 1929 — Abe Forsythe, as of 1940-42 — Ernest E. Winters, as of 1945 — J. M. Donohoe, 1946 — Fred Rotroff, as of 1949 — Tom T. Baker, as of 1950 — Roy Carson, as of 1954 — James Ellis, as of 1955 — J. Hanly Morgan, as of 1961-63 — J. Hanly Morgan, as of 1968 — Lafe Chaffin, as of 1969-70 — Robert R. Nelson, as of 1972-83

Republican Party chairs in Cabell County (incomplete!): Will E. Neal, as of 1917 — Everett Leon Hogsett, 1928-34 — Jess Hammock, as of 1940-41 — Henry D. Hatfield, as of 1942 — James F. Edwards, as of 1945-46 — Martin V. Chapman, as of 1949-50 — W. M. 'Wiley' Johnson, as of 1952 — E. Garland Ray, as of 1954 — Harrison H. Lamb, as of 1961 — Joe Neal, as of 1962-63 — Clyde B. Pinson, as of 1969 — Jack Wendell Lee, as of 1973 — Clyde B. Pinson, as of 1975 — Betsy Gerber, as of 1983


Cabell County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1876, St. Louis: Henry C. Simms
   1916, St. Louis: Jefferson Newberry — John B. Stevenson
   1920, San Francisco: Jefferson Newberry — Oscar L. Stanard
   1924, New York: Mrs. Frank N. Mann — F. Witcher McCullough — John F. Ratcliff — Oscar L. Stanard — Charles R. Wilson
   1928, Houston: Lawrence J. Corbly — John L. Hawkins — Mrs. Frank N. Mann
   1932, Chicago: Mrs. Douglas W. Brown — Joseph H. Long — C. W. Starcher — Charles R. Wilson — L. L. Wilson
   1936, Philadelphia: Daniel W. Ambrose, Jr. — J. Patrick Beacom — Mrs. Douglas W. Brown — C. W. Starcher — Charles R. Wilson
   1940, Chicago: Daniel W. Ambrose, Jr. — J. Patrick Beacom — Catherine B. Enslow — Ruth Staley — Tracy T. Starcher
   1944, Chicago: Daniel W. Ambrose, Jr. — Mrs. Douglas W. Brown — Mary Elizabeth Poole — Buford C. Tynes
   1948, Philadelphia: Daniel W. Ambrose, Jr. — Mary Vinson Clark — Clinton A. Karr — Myrtle Lee — S. H. Long — Mrs. Walker Long — R. J. Wilkinson, Jr.
   1952, Chicago: Mary Vinson Clark — Robert C. Coakley — R. C. Curry — Catherine B. Enslow — Thomas W. Harvey — Edward V. Lee
   1956, Chicago: Virginia M. Adkins — Robert C. Coakley — R. C. Curry — William B. Fox
   1960, Los Angeles: M. G. 'Burnie' Burnside — H. F. Cansler — Woodrow G. Jefferson — Matthew A. Reece, Jr. — Lyle A. Smith
   1964, Atlantic City: Ken Hechler
   1968, Chicago: Ken Hechler
   1972, Miami Beach: James L. Bowen — Robert L. Childers — Ken Hechler — Homer Heck
   1976, New York: Robert L. Childers — Katina Cummings — Chris Sowards
   1980, New York: Ken Hechler
   1984, San Francisco: Ken Hechler
   1996, Chicago: Violet Midkiff
   2004, Boston: Woodrow Berry — Deborah Chapman
   2008, Denver: Betty Cleckley — Corley Dennison — Sue Hanshaw
Republican National Conventions:
   1900, Philadelphia: Eugene M. Campbell — Christopher H. Payne
   1904, Chicago: Charles M. Buck — J. L. Caldwell
   1908, Chicago: W. F. Hite
   1912, Chicago: C. C. Barnett — David R. Smith
   1916, Chicago: C. W. Phellis
   1920, Chicago: C. C. Barnett — W. F. Hite
   1924, Cleveland: Boyd Jarrell
   1928, Kansas City: S. M. Hoff — Boyd Jarrell
   1932, Chicago: Henry D. Hatfield — M. P. Wiswell
   1936, Cleveland: John H. Meek — Natalie Sutherland Walker
   1940, Philadelphia: Harry Scherr — Ann Scott Wilson
   1944, Chicago: A. S. Adams — Henry D. Hatfield
   1948, Philadelphia: Martin V. Chapman — Henry D. Hatfield — J. Carl Mitchell
   1952, Chicago: Henry D. Hatfield
   1956, San Francisco: Martin V. Chapman — Floyd S. Taylor
   1960, Chicago: Nathan R. Baker — J. Bert Schroeder — Clayton Snyder — Floyd S. Taylor
   1972, Miami Beach: Keith L. Arthur — Priscilla Humphreys — Jack Wendell Lee — Richard E. Tyson — Cecil H. Underwood — Cecilia Underwood
   2004, New York: Dallas Thacker
   2008, St. Paul: Michael Ankrom — Nora Ankrom — Chad Barry — Debbie Cole — Mary Durstein — Caleb Gibson — Ashley Lockwood — Matt McClay — Carol Miller — Kevin Noe — Matthew S. Pinson — David R. Tyson
   2012, Tampa: Conrad G. Lucas II — Carol Miller — Matthew S. Pinson — David R. Tyson
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