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California Democratic Party offices

Index of Politicians by Party Office Held

State Party Officers:

California Delegates to Democratic National Conventions: very incomplete!

California Democratic Party County Chairs: very incomplete!

Fresno - Kern - Los Angeles - Marin - Orange - San Bernardino - Ventura

Democratic state chairs, 1888-2008 (Incomplete!)

George T. Marye 1888-93 Frank H. Gould 1894-96 William Hays Alford as of 1896 Seth Mann 1898-1900 John E. Raker as of 1908-10 Claude F. Purkitt 1922-28 Harry H. McPike as of 1929-30 Zachary T. Malaby as of 1931 Clifford C. Anglim as of 1937 Paul Peek as of 1939 Culbert L. Olson as of 1944-46 William M. Malone as of 1945 Oliver Carter as of 1949 Glenn M. Anderson 1950-52 George Miller, Jr. 1952 Elizabeth C. Snyder as of 1955 Roger Kent as of 1958 Charles Manatt 1971-73 John L. Burton as of 1973-74 Charles Manatt 1975-77 Nancy Pelosi as of 1981-83 Peter D. Kelly as of 1984 Edmund G. Brown, Jr. 1989-91 Phil Angelides 1991-93 Art Torres as of 2008

Democratic state vice-chairs, 1941-2008 (Incomplete!)

Helen Gahagan Douglas 1941-42 James H. Brown as of 1948-58 Alexandra E. Gallardo-Rooker as of 2008

Members of Democratic National Committee, 1876-2008 (Incomplete!)

Frank McCappin as of 1876-80 M. F. Tarpey as of 1888 John B. Sanford 1912 Isidore B. Dockweiler 1916-32 Mrs. Charles L. Donohoe as of 1920-24 Mrs. Charles L. Donohoe as of 1929 Lucretia del Valle Grady as of 1937-39 William G. McAdoo as of 1937-39 Helen Gahagan Douglas 1940-44 Culbert L. Olson 1940-43 Elinor R. Heller 1944-52 Edwin W. Pauley as of 1944-47 James Roosevelt as of 1948-52 Clara Shirpser as of 1954 Paul Ziffren as of 1954 Stanley Mosk 1960-64 Elizabeth R. Gatov as of 1963 Ann Alanson 1965-68 Eugene L. Wyman as of 1968 Wallace T. Albertson 1972-73 Charles Manatt 1976-82 Anna G. Eshoo as of 1980-92 Steven K. Alari as of 2004-08 Jeremy Bernard as of 2004-08 Willie L. Brown, Jr. as of 2004 Yvonne B. Burke as of 2004 Michael Davis as of 2004 Mary Ellen Early as of 2004-08 Patricia Ford as of 2004 Nely Galan as of 2004 Alexandra E. Gallardo-Rooker as of 2004 Inola F. Henry as of 2004-08 Mike Honda as of 2004 Alice A. Huffman as of 2004-08 Aleita J. Huguenin as of 2004-08 Carole Migden as of 2004-08 Gloria Molina as of 2004 Bob Mulholland as of 2004-08 Kevin Murray as of 2004 Mona Pasquil as of 2004-08 Nancy Pelosi as of 2004-08 Robert R. Rankin as of 2004-08 Garry S. Shay as of 2004-08 Christopher Stampolis as of 2004-08 Art Torres as of 2004 Norma Torres as of 2004-08 Keith Umemoto as of 2004-08 Antonio R. Villaraigosa as of 2004 Maxine Waters as of 2004-08 Vernon R. Watkins as of 2004 Diane E. Watson as of 2004 Rosalind Wyman as of 2004-08 Steven Ybarra as of 2004-08 Joe Baca as of 2008 Rachel Binah as of 2008 Edward Espinoza as of 2008 Eric Garcetti as of 2008 Enid R. Gavilan as of 2008 Kamil Hasan as of 2008 Christine Pelosi as of 2008 John A. Perez as of 2008 Crystal Strait as of 2008 Alicia Wang as of 2008

Democratic state party secretaries, 1936-67 (Incomplete!)

Peirson M. Hall as of 1936 Donald R. Younger as of 1937 Joyce A. Fadem 1963-67

Members of Democratic State Central Committee, 1928-2000 (Incomplete!)

Harold A. Berliner 1928-49 Thomas F. Keating 1936 G. Vernon Bennett 1938-40 James E. Walker 1940-54 G. Albert Armor 1942 George W. Ballard 1942 Cammie B. Haden as of 1944-46 S. C. Masterson as of 1944 Harry E. Reynolds 1946-50 G. Vernon Bennett 1948 Cammie B. Haden 1948- Fletcher W. Greer as of 1950 Thomas F. Lopez as of 1950 June Degnan as of 1956 Robert Maurice Ebiner as of 1963-68 James Dunbar Bell as of 1971-72 Wallace T. Albertson 1972-73 Alfreda Abbott 1973 Harold T. Johnson as of 1973 Dick Lane as of 1996-2000

Members of Democratic State Committee, 1960-72 (Incomplete!)

Joyce A. Fadem 1960-64 Joyce A. Fadem 1966-72

Members of Democratic State Executive Committee, 1946-52 (Incomplete!)

James E. Walker 1946-52

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