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Fayette County
West Virginia

Fayette County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Fayette County (incomplete!): Vernon Champe, as of 1917 — Homer A. Holt, as of 1929 — J. R. Aliff, as of 1940-42 — Howard W. Carson, as of 1945-46 — C. L. Lowery, as of 1949-50 — Okey L. Patteson, as of 1954-55 — Carl B. Vickers, as of 1961-63 — Tom Bell, as of 1968-70 — Ray A. Goforth, as of 1972-75 — Inez Kirkwood, as of 1983 — Shirley Love, 1998-99

Republican Party chairs in Fayette County (incomplete!): C. A. Conley, as of 1917 — Claude R. Hill, as of 1940-46 — Frank J. Love, as of 1949-50 — Willis H. Kincaid, as of 1952-54 — Claude R. Hill, Jr., as of 1961 — George W. Eads, as of 1962-63 — Robert Wells, as of 1969-73 — D. Clinton Gallaher, as of 1983

Fayette County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1908, Denver: Charles W. Osenton
   1920, San Francisco: Charles W. Osenton
   1928, Houston: C. E. Mahan, Jr.
   1936, Philadelphia: C. E. Mahan, Jr. — C. Lance Marshall
   1940, Chicago: Kermit J. Hall — P. M. Snyder
   1952, Chicago: Ross Allen Dever — Okey L. Patteson
   1956, Chicago: Thomas L. Sweeney
   1972, Miami Beach: Helen Hamilton — Shirley Love — T. E. Myles
   1976, New York: Helen Hamilton — Shirley Love — Lucile Meadows — J. Zane Summerfield
   1996, Chicago: Wetzel Corky Harvey — Shirley Love — Otheletta Orr — Charles S. Smith
   2000, Los Angeles: Shirley Love
   2004, Boston: Shirley Love
   2008, Denver: Audrey Love — Shirley Love
Republican National Conventions:
   1900, Philadelphia: Meredith J. Simms
   1904, Chicago: Samuel Dixon — R. L. Gordon
   1908, Chicago: Charles C. Beury — Charles W. Dillon
   1912, Chicago: Meredith J. Simms
   1916, Chicago: B. S. Hastings
   1920, Chicago: William McKell
   1924, Cleveland: Mrs. D. W. Boone
   1928, Kansas City: William McKell — Mrs. S. A. Scott
   1932, Chicago: Charles W. Dillon
   1940, Philadelphia: J. M. Ellis — L. Ebersole Gaines
   1944, Chicago: Claude R. Hill
   1948, Philadelphia: J. M. Ellis
   1952, Chicago: J. Ike Brown
   1972, Miami Beach: Marian McQuade
   2008, St. Paul: Gary Lilly

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