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Raleigh County
West Virginia

Raleigh County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Raleigh County (incomplete!): William H. McGinnis, as of 1917 — K. M. Jarrell, as of 1929 — K. M. Jarrell, as of 1940-42 — Harry Anderson, as of 1945-55 — Okey A. Mills, as of 1961-63 — John W. Smith, as of 1969 — Arthur Porter, as of 1970 — Bernard L. Crawford, as of 1975 — Louis A. Gall, Jr., as of 1983

Republican Party chairs in Raleigh County (incomplete!): S. S. Sutphin, 1917 — Floyd M. Sayre, as of 1940-46 — Robert J. Ashworth, 1949-54 — Truman L. Sayre, as of 1961 — Mrs. Reginald Meyers, as of 1962 — Carlos Crews, as of 1963 — Howard L. Spears, as of 1973 — Emerson O. Stover, as of 1983

Raleigh County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1876, St. Louis: Alfred Beckley
   1920, San Francisco: William H. McGinnis
   1928, Houston: J. Lewis Bumgardner
   1932, Chicago: J. Lewis Bumgardner
   1936, Philadelphia: William Woody
   1944, Chicago: L. T. Thornhill
   1948, Philadelphia: H. L. Crawford — Harley M. Kilgore — Clarence W. Meadows — William Woody
   1952, Chicago: Alfred D. Preston — Joe L. Smith
   1956, Chicago: Paul Babich — Frank Bowman — M. E. 'Eddie' Harvit — Jack A. Nuckols
   1960, Los Angeles: Robert C. Byrd — N. Joe Rahall — Hulett C. Smith
   1972, Miami Beach: N. Joe Rahall — Nick Joe Rahall II — Hulett C. Smith — Alan L. Susman
   1976, New York: Charles S. Lewis, Jr. — Lewis N. McManus — Hulett C. Smith — Thomas A. Winner
   1980, New York: Nick Joe Rahall II
   1984, San Francisco: Nick Joe Rahall II
   1996, Chicago: Nick Joe Rahall II — William R. Wooton
   2000, Los Angeles: Nick Joe Rahall II — William R. Wooton
   2004, Boston: Nick Joe Rahall II — William R. Wooton
   2008, Denver: Nick Joe Rahall II
Republican National Conventions:
   1924, Cleveland: Brown W. Payne
   1932, Chicago: David D. Ashworth
   1936, Cleveland: David D. Ashworth — Rosalie C. Muller
   1940, Philadelphia: Floyd M. Sayre
   1944, Chicago: Brown H. Payne
   1956, San Francisco: Robert J. Ashworth — J. S. Butts
   1960, Chicago: James K. Edmundson — Eugene L. Scott
   2004, New York: Rick Snuffer
   2008, St. Paul: Jonathan Rinker — Sarah Rinker — Dereck Severt — Russ Weeks

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