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Democratic Party offices

Index of Politicians by Party Office Held

National Party Officers:

National Party Conventions:

Chairmen of Democratic National Committee, 1848-2022 (may be incomplete)

Benjamin F. Hallett 1848-52 Robert M. McLane 1852-56 David Allen Smalley 1856-60 August Belmont 1860-72 Augustus Schell 1872-76 Abram S. Hewitt 1876-77 William H. Barnum 1877-89 Calvin S. Brice 1889-92 William F. Harrity 1892-96 James K. Jones 1896-1904 Thomas Taggart 1904-08 Norman E. Mack 1908-12 William F. McCombs 1912-16 Vance C. McCormick 1916-19 Homer S. Cummings 1919-20 George White 1920-21 Cordell Hull 1921-24 Clem L. Shaver 1924-28 John J. Raskob 1928-32 James A. Farley 1932-40 Edward J. Flynn 1940-43 Frank C. Walker 1943-44 Robert E. Hannegan 1944-47 J. Howard McGrath 1947-49 William M. Boyle, Jr. 1949-51 Frank E. McKinney 1951-52 Stephen A. Mitchell 1952-55 Paul M. Butler 1955-60 Henry M. Jackson 1960-61 John M. Bailey 1961-68 Lawrence F. O'Brien 1968-69 Fred R. Harris 1969-70 Lawrence F. O'Brien 1970-72 Jean Westwood 1972 Robert S. Strauss 1972-77 Kenneth M. Curtis 1977 John C. White 1977-81 Charles Manatt 1981-85 Paul G. Kirk, Jr. 1985-89 Ronald H. Brown 1989-93 David Wilhelm 1993-94 Debra DeLee 1994-95 Christopher J. Dodd 1995-97 Donald L. Fowler 1995-97 Steven Grossman 1997-99 Roy R. Romer 1997-99 Joseph Andrew 1999-2001 Ed Rendell 1999-2001 Terry McAuliffe 2001-05 Howard Dean 2005-09 Tim Kaine 2009-11 Donna Brazile 2011 Debbie Wasserman=Schultz 2011-16 Donna Brazile 2016-17 Tom Perez 2017-21 Jaime R. Harrison 2021-

Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1900-2010 (may be incomplete)

William J. Stone 1900-04 Homer S. Cummings 1913-19 Harry F. Byrd as of 1929 Florence G. Farley as of 1929 Scott Ferris as of 1929 Frank Hague as of 1929-39 Nellie Tayloe Ross as of 1929 Joseph E. Davies as of 1936 James P. Aylward as of 1939 Lynn R. Brodrick as of 1939 Charles E. Broughton as of 1939 Mary G. Brown as of 1939 Albert B. Chandler as of 1939 David E. FitzGerald as of 1939 John Nance Garner as of 1939 Lucretia del Valle Grady as of 1939 Helen N. Hanson as of 1939 Florence J. Harriman as of 1939 Louis M. Jiggitts as of 1939 Emma G. Miller as of 1939 Jennie Craven Ralston as of 1939 Charles W. Sawyer as of 1939 Oscar R. Ewing as of 1943-45 Ambrose O'Connell 1943-44 India Edwards 1950-56 William L. Dawson as of 1954 Hale Boggs as of 1957 Margaret Price as of 1964 Margaret Price as of 1964 Geri M. Joseph as of 1969 Polly B. Baca 1981-89 Roland W. Burris as of 1988 Lynn G. Cutler as of 1988 Alexis Herman as of 1988-91 Lottie H. Shackelford as of 1989 Linda Chavez-Thompson 1997-2005 Mike Honda as of 2008 Lottie H. Shackelford as of 2008 Susan W. Turnbull as of 2008 Raymond C. Buckley as of 2010

Secretary of Democratic National Committee, 1880-2008 (may be incomplete)

Frederick O. Prince as of 1880 Urey Woodson 1904-12 Charles A. Greathouse as of 1929 L. W. Robert, Jr. as of 1939 George E. Allen 1943 Dorothy V. Bush 1944-62 Dorothy V. Bush 1962-89 Alice Travis Germond as of 2008

Treasurer of Democratic National Committee, 1898-2008 (may be incomplete)

James L. Norris as of 1898-1900 Millard F. Dunlap 1900 George Foster Peabody 1904-05 James W. Gerard 1929-32 Frank C. Walker as of 1932-33 Walter J. Cummings 1934-36 Oliver A. Quayle, Jr. 1937-41 Edwin W. Pauley as of 1944 Joe L. Blythe 1948-49 Matthew H. McCloskey, Jr. as of 1954 Richard Maguire as of 1964 Patrick O'Connor as of 1969 Paul G. Kirk, Jr. 1983-85 Sharon Pratt Kelly 1985-89 Andrew Tobias as of 2008

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