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Harrison County
West Virginia

Harrison County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Harrison County (incomplete!): Ernest D. Lewis, as of 1917 — J. Hornor Davis, as of 1929 — Chester R. Ogden, as of 1940-42 — Fred H. Goff, as of 1945-55 — Fitzhugh Reynolds, as of 1961-63 — Rex Smith, as of 1969-70 — Sam Ellis, as of 1972 — Jim Shaffer, as of 1975 — Jim Shaffer, as of 1983

Republican Party chairs in Harrison County (incomplete!): Roy E. Parrish, as of 1917 — Karl B. Kyle, as of 1926 — Ira L. Swiger, as of 1940-41 — Karl B. Kyle, as of 1942 — W. Dale Strother, as of 1945-50 — A. Page Lockard, as of 1952 — Daniel L. Louchery, as of 1954 — Rex K. Bumgardner, as of 1961 — Jerald E. Jones, as of 1962-63 — Clifford M. Davis, as of 1969 — Wayman H. Robinson, as of 1973 — Virginia Mitchell Colbert, as of 1983

Harrison County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1844, Baltimore: Joseph Johnson
   1876, St. Louis: Gideon D. Camden — John J. Davis
   1916, St. Louis: Percy Byrd
   1920, San Francisco: Edward G. Smith
   1924, New York: Frank G. Bland — Leo P. Caulfield — John W. Harbert — Louis A. Johnson
   1928, Houston: Wayne F. Allen — Mrs. Percy Byrd — J. Hornor Davis — Frank J. Maxwell
   1932, Chicago: Frank H. Berry — John W. Harbert — Chester R. Ogden — Alma McWhorter West
   1936, Philadelphia: Sophia Benedum — Roy R. Hornor
   1940, Chicago: Howard L. Robinson
   1944, Chicago: Chester R. Ogden — H. G. Rhawn
   1948, Philadelphia: James F. Allen — Chester R. Ogden — James S. Rodney — Ben P. Stout
   1952, Chicago: Robert R. James — Chester R. Ogden — Benjamin B. Stout
   1956, Chicago: E. M. 'Gene' Frederick — Frank J. Maxwell, Jr.
   1960, Los Angeles: Joseph P. Condry — E. M. 'Gene' Frederick — Frank J. Maxwell, Jr.
   1964, Atlantic City: Walter A. Holden
   1972, Miami Beach: Donald L. Kopp — Frank J. Maxwell, Jr.
   1976, New York: Sam Ellis — Donald L. Kopp — Robert Miller, Jr. — Libby Stout
   1996, Chicago: Larry Linch — Libby Stout — Beth Taylor
   2000, Los Angeles: Libby Stout
   2004, Boston: Anthony Barberio — Libby Stout
   2008, Denver: Tim Miley
Republican National Conventions:
   1880, Chicago: C. J. Goff — A. C. Moore
   1896, St. Louis: Daniel W. Boughner
   1904, Chicago: Virgil L. Highland
   1908, Chicago: John W. Carpenter
   1912, Chicago: James E. Law
   1916, Chicago: Harry B. Curtin — Lucius Hoe, Jr.
   1920, Chicago: Harry B. Curtin
   1924, Cleveland: J. W. Robinson
   1928, Kansas City: Wade H. Pepper
   1932, Chicago: Irene B. Moats — Wade H. Pepper
   1936, Cleveland: Blaine Engle — Pearl Louise Smiley
   1940, Philadelphia: Emma K. Elliott — Anthony F. McCue
   1944, Chicago: Hardin R. Harmer
   1948, Philadelphia: C. Burke Morris
   1952, Chicago: Hardin R. Harmer — Rupert A. Sinsel
   1956, San Francisco: Otha Compton, Jr. — Hardin R. Harmer
   1960, Chicago: Rex K. Bumgardner — Hardin R. Harmer — Cecil B. Highland, Jr. — Daniel L. Louchery — Margaret M. Merrells
   1984, Dallas: Rex K. Bumgardner — Robert McWhorter
   2004, New York: Doug McKinney — Sue McKinney
   2008, St. Paul: Catherine McKinney — Doug McKinney — Estelle Rice
   2012, Tampa: Marjorie S. Greer — Michael D. Greer
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