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Michigan Democratic Party offices

Index of Politicians by Party Office Held

State Party Officers:

Michigan Delegates to Democratic National Conventions: very incomplete!

Michigan Democratic Party County Chairs: very incomplete!

Alcona - Alger - Allegan - Alpena - Antrim - Arenac - Barry - Bay - Benzie - Berrien - Branch - Calhoun - Cass - Charlevoix - Cheboygan - Chippewa - Clare - Clinton - Crawford - Delta - Dickinson - Eaton - Emmet - Genesee - Gladwin - Gogebic - Grand Traverse - Gratiot - Hillsdale - Houghton - Huron - Ingham - Ionia - Iosco - Iron - Isabella - Jackson - Kalamazoo - Kalkaska - Kent - Keweenaw - Lake - Lapeer - Leelanau - Lenawee - Livingston - Luce - Mackinac - Macomb - Manistee - Marquette - Mason - Mecosta - Menominee - Midland - Missaukee - Monroe - Montcalm - Montmorency - Muskegon - Newaygo - Oakland - Oceana - Ogemaw - Ontonagon - Osceola - Oscoda - Otsego - Ottawa - Presque Isle - Roscommon - Saginaw - SAINT Clair - SAINT Joseph - Sanilac - Schoolcraft - Shiawassee - Tuscola - Van Buren - Washtenaw - Wayne - Wexford

Democratic state chairs, 1876-2009 (Incomplete!)

Donald M. Dickinson as of 1876 Daniel J. Campau as of 1899-1900 Thomas E. Barkworth 1903-05 Edwin O. Wood as of 1904 John T. Winship as of 1907 Edmund C. Shields 1909-17 Albert E. Stevenson as of 1917 Thad B. Preston as of 1919 William A. Comstock 1921-25 Horatio J. Abbott 1925-29 Henry H. Heimann 1929-31 W. Alfred Debo 1931-35 Elmer B. O'Hara 1935-36 Edward J. Fry 1937-39 Charles S. Porritt as of 1939-41 Earnest C. Brooks as of 1943-44 Walter C. Averill, Jr. 1944-47 John R. Franco 1947-49 Hicks G. Griffiths 1949-50 Neil Staebler 1950-61 John J. Collins 1961-63 Zolton A. Ferency 1963-68 Sander M. Levin 1968-69 James M. McNeely 1969-73 Morley A. Winograd 1973-79 Olivia Maynard 1979-83 Richard N. Wiener 1983-89 F. Thomas Lewand 1989-91 Gary G. Corbin 1991-95 Mark Brewer 1995- Melvin Hollowell 2003-

Democratic state vice-chairs, 1929-2008 (Incomplete!)

Catherine D. Doran as of 1929 Minerva Olson as of 1933 Mrs. James H. McDonald as of 1937 Elizabeth L. Belen as of 1939 Violet Patterson as of 1947-48 Margaret Cotsikas as of 1949 Adelaide J. Hart 1951-61 Adelaide J. Hart as of 1967 Kenneth N. Hylton as of 1969-73 Patti Knox as of 1969 Olivia Maynard as of 1973-79 Clyde Cleveland as of 1977-79 Tina Abbott as of 2008

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

William A. Moore as of 1876 Edward Kanter 1879-80 Donald M. Dickinson 1880-85 Orlando M. Barnes as of 1888 Edwin O. Wood 1908-16 Etta C. Boltwood as of 1920 William F. Connolly as of 1920-21 William A. Comstock 1924-30 Evelyn S. Mershon as of 1929 Horatio J. Abbott 1933-36 Clara Van Auken 1936-47 Edmund C. Shields 1937-44 E. Cyril Bevan as of 1944-47 George S. Fitzgerald 1949-53 Minnie M. Schwinger 1949-53 Ernest J. Lacey 1953-57 Margaret Price as of 1954-57 Thomas H. E. Quimby as of 1957-61 Mildred Jeffrey 1961-69 John B. Swainson 1963 Neil Staebler 1963-67 Billie S. Farnum as of 1967-68 Coleman A. Young 1969-81 Neil Staebler as of 1972-75 Sam Fishman 1973-81 Helen M. Irving 1973-77 William Marshall 1973-81 Shirley A. Robinson as of 1973 Morley A. Winograd 1973-84 Stuart E. Hertzberg 1975-81 Alex Ott 1977-81 Harold Hayden as of 1979 Kim Moran as of 1979 Shirley Robinson Hall as of 1979 Helen R. Root as of 1979 Marc Stepp as of 1979 Sam Fishman as of 1984 Frank Garrison as of 1984 Tina Abbott as of 2004 Lu Battaglieri as of 2004-08 Mark Brewer as of 2004 M. Elizabeth Bunn as of 2004-08 Debbie Dingell as of 2004-08 Joel I. Ferguson as of 2004-08 Melvin Hollowell as of 2004 Kwame M. Kilpatrick as of 2004-08 Joyce Lalonde as of 2004-08 P. Christina Montague as of 2004 Erin Parsons-Wright as of 2004 Jeffrey Radjewski as of 2004-08 Virgie M. Rollins as of 2004-08 Richard Shoemaker as of 2004-08 Jim Sype as of 2004 Richard N. Wiener as of 2004-08 John D. Cherry, Jr. as of 2008 Eric Coleman as of 2008 Robert A. Ficano as of 2008 Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick as of 2008 Brenda L. Lawrence as of 2008 Debbie Stabenow as of 2008 Michael Tardif as of 2008 Lauren Wolfe as of 2008

Democratic state party secretaries, 1899-1969 (Incomplete!)

Charles S. Hampton as of 1899 A. R. Canfield as of 1907-19 Don W. Canfield as of 1933 Andrew J. Belanger as of 1937 Frank M. Cordero as of 1939 Peter V. Healy as of 1947-49 Helen Salamon as of 1957 Alma F. Polk as of 1961 Olivia Maynard as of 1969

Democratic state party treasurers, 1899-1979 (Incomplete!)

George William Moore as of 1899 Harris E. Thomas as of 1915 John J. Campbell as of 1917-19 Byron L. Ballard as of 1937 William Walz as of 1939 Albert J. Tavarozzi as of 1947 Michael Carland as of 1949 Orin K. Grettenberger as of 1957 Charles H. Rosetta as of 1961 Stuart E. Hertzberg as of 1969-73 Thomas A. Roach as of 1977-79

Democratic state party corresponding secretaries, 1969 (Incomplete!)

Nancy A. Waters as of 1969

Democratic state party officers at large, 1969 (Incomplete!)

James A. Harrison as of 1969 Zeline Richard as of 1969

Members of Democratic State Central Committee, 1899-2003 (Incomplete!)

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