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Wood County
West Virginia

Wood County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Wood County (incomplete!): Walter E. Stout, as of 1917 — L. M. Pickens, as of 1929 — W. H. Ellis, as of 1940 — Anderson C. Herold, as of 1941-42 — Charles E. Arnold, as of 1945 — Thomas N. Ellis, as of 1946 — Rolla A. Johnston, Sr., as of 1949-50 — William L. Jacobs, as of 1954-55 — William B. Richardson, as of 1961 — Frank Gove, Jr., as of 1962-63 — Bevan Wilcox, as of 1969 — Paul Reese, as of 1970 — Steve Haid, as of 1975 — Jack Murray, as of 1983

Republican Party chairs in Wood County (incomplete!): Walter H. Gerwig, as of 1917 — Eugene T. Hague, as of 1940-41 — H. E. Clovis, as of 1942 — Andrew E. Douglass, as of 1945-46 — Donald F. Black, as of 1949-50 — W. M. Parker, as of 1952-54 — John C. Butcher, as of 1961 — Thomas Webster, as of 1962-63 — George Shedan, as of 1969 — Daniel B. Douglas, as of 1973 — E. R. Soja, as of 1983


Wood County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1876, St. Louis: Johnson N. Camden — Jacob B. Jackson
   1888, St. Louis: Johnson N. Camden
   1916, St. Louis: T. E. Graham
   1920, San Francisco: T. E. Graham
   1924, New York: William G. Peterkin
   1928, Houston: Kenner B. Stephenson — Robert Wilson
   1932, Chicago: Anna M. Stephenson — Robert Wilson
   1936, Philadelphia: Arthur H. Reynolds
   1952, Chicago: Dorr C. Casto
   1956, Chicago: George Barnett — H. Paige Bell — William L. Jacobs — Robert P. McDonough
   1960, Los Angeles: William Bruce Hoff — Robert P. McDonough
   1972, Miami Beach: Russell G. Beall
   1976, New York: Harley E. Bailey — Stephen C. Bird — Harold Bock — William P. Bonar — Fred Rader
   1996, Chicago: Keith Burdette
   2004, Boston: Glen Gainer
   2008, Denver: Walt Auvil — Jean Grapes
Republican National Conventions:
   1860, Chicago: S. M. Peterson — William E. Stevenson
   1868, Chicago: Samuel D. Karns
   1880, Chicago: C. H. Shattuck
   1900, Philadelphia: W. W. Monroe
   1904, Chicago: Gordon B. Gibbens — A. L. Mallory — C. H. Shattuck
   1912, Chicago: Charles A. Swearingen
   1916, Chicago: J. Mentor Caldwell
   1920, Chicago: John Marshall — Herbert B. White
   1924, Cleveland: Albert H. Geilfuss — John Marshall — Albert B. White
   1928, Kansas City: Albert H. Geilfuss — John Marshall — Albert B. White
   1932, Chicago: J. Ruppert Jefferson
   1936, Cleveland: William H. Carter — John Marshall
   1940, Philadelphia: Robert B. McDougle
   1944, Chicago: Harvey Marsh — Robert B. McDougle
   1948, Philadelphia: Harvey Marsh — Robert B. McDougle
   1952, Chicago: H. E. Clovis — Andrew E. Douglass — Robert B. McDougle — Herbert P. McGinnis
   1956, San Francisco: Andrew E. Douglass — Edgar R. Staats
   1960, Chicago: Andrew E. Douglass — Lawrence C. White
   1968, Miami Beach: William P. A. Nicely
   1972, Miami Beach: William P. A. Nicely
   2004, New York: Frank Deem — Fred Gillespie
   2008, St. Paul: Tom Azinger — Lewis Rexroad — Allen S. Ross — Barbara Smith — Gregory Smith — Robert Smith
   2012, Tampa: Barbara N. Fish — Robert B. Fish, Jr. — Gladys Lemley — Lewis Rexroad — Allen S. Ross
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