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Tennessee Democratic Party offices

Index of Politicians by Party Office Held

State Party Officers:

Tennessee Delegates to Democratic National Conventions: very incomplete!

Tennessee Democratic Party County Chairs: very incomplete!

Knox - Madison

Democratic state chairs, 1905-2008 (Incomplete!)

Austin Peay IV as of 1905 Hill McAlister 1918-20 Ernest N. Haston as of 1923-25 Tom P. Henderson as of 1931 Mitchell Long as of 1937 Wardlaw Steele as of 1939 Herbert S. Walters 1940-44 J. Frank Hobbs as of 1945 Robert L. Taylor as of 1949 Herbert S. Walters 1953-55 Kenneth Woods as of 1958 Bart Gordon 1981-83 Gray Sasser as of 2008

Democratic state vice-chairs, 2008 (Incomplete!)

Elisa Parker as of 2008

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

William B. Bate as of 1876-80 R. F. Looney as of 1888 James M. Head as of 1903 R. E. L. Mountcastle 1912 Cordell Hull as of 1914-24 Mrs. Charlie Williams as of 1920 Prentice Cooper as of 1933-34 Edward H. Crump as of 1936-45 Mrs. Lyon Childress 1939 Mabel Hill 1939-40 Herbert S. Walters 1945-47 Herbert S. Walters 1956-67 Randy Button as of 2004 Will T. Cheek as of 2004-08 M. Inez Crutchfield as of 2004-08 Lois M. DeBerry as of 2004-08 Jimmie Farris as of 2004-08 Myron Lowery as of 2004-08 William Owen as of 2004-08

Democratic state party secretaries, 1937-39 (Incomplete!)

Carmack Cochran as of 1937 Jack Norman as of 1939

Members of Democratic State Executive Committee, 1878-1947 (Incomplete!)

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