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Jefferson County
West Virginia

Jefferson County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Jefferson County (incomplete!): R. L. Withers, as of 1917 — F. C. Littlejohn, as of 1929 — J. William Lynch, as of 1940-42 — Clifford T. Rowland, as of 1945-46 — P. P. Marshall, as of 1949-55 — J. Ernest Watson, as of 1961-63 — Roger Ramey, as of 1969-70 — Thornton W. Wilt, as of 1975 — Lyle C. Tabb, as of 1983

Republican Party chairs in Jefferson County (incomplete!): H. N. Bradley, as of 1917 — Jay A. Eyster, as of 1940-41 — D. D. Link, as of 1942 — Jay A. Eyster, as of 1945-54 — Raymond Riddleberger, as of 1961-63 — Paul Cain, as of 1969 — Richard Swanson, as of 1973 — James L. Louthan, as of 1983

Jefferson County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1924, New York: Mrs. William Campbell
   1948, Philadelphia: George R. McKee
   1972, Miami Beach: Robert J. Doyle
   1976, New York: Lisa Franzen
   2008, Denver: Pearline Reardon — Stephen G. Skinner
Republican National Conventions:
   1908, Chicago: R. R. McMahon
   1932, Chicago: Mrs. William B. Snyder
   1948, Philadelphia: Raymond J. Funkhouser
   1956, San Francisco: T. William Marlow
   1960, Chicago: Mrs. Floyd P. Owens
   1972, Miami Beach: Louise Leonard — Joan Van Tol
   2004, New York: Bob Adams — John C. Yoder
Whig National Conventions:
   1839, Harrisburg: Henry Berry
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