The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History

California Republican Party offices

Index of Politicians by Party Office Held

State Party Officers:

California Delegates to Republican National Conventions: very incomplete!

California Republican Party County Chairs: very incomplete!

Fresno - Kings - Los Angeles - Tulare - Ventura

Republican state chairs, 1879-2012 (Incomplete!)

William W. Morrow 1879-82 Frank McLaughlin as of 1896 George Stone as of 1900 Meyer Lissner 1910-11 Chester H. Rowell 1916-18 Charles L. Neumiller as of 1925-28 Marshall Hale as of 1931 Louis B. Mayer as of 1932-33 Earl Warren 1934-36 Justus F. Craemer as of 1937 Thomas H. Kuchel 1940-41 Leo E. Anderson 1944-45 Laughlin E. Waters 1952 A. Ronald Button as of 1953 Thomas W. Caldecott as of 1955 Alphonzo Bell as of 1956-59 Caspar W. Weinberger as of 1964 Ed Reinecke as of 1983-85 Ron Nehring as of 2008 Tom Del Beccaro as of 2012

Republican state vice-chairs, 1931-52 (Incomplete!)

Louis B. Mayer as of 1931-32 Leo E. Anderson 1942-44 Katherine Thompson Brown 1948-50 Laughlin E. Waters 1950-52

Members of Republican National Committee, 1856-2012 (Incomplete!)

Cornelius Cole as of 1856-60 George C. Gorham 1868- John D. Spreckels as of 1896 George A. Knight as of 1904-08 William H. Crocker 1920-24 Mrs. O. P. Clark 1924 Mark L. Requa as of 1932 Edith W. Van de Water 1932-44 Earl Warren 1936-38 William F. Knowland as of 1938-42 Raymond Haight as of 1945 Jessie S. Williamson as of 1945 McIntyre Faries 1947-52 Marjorie H. E. Benedict as of 1952-57 Truman H. DeLap as of 1952 Laughlin E. Waters 1952 Alphonzo Bell as of 1956-59 Edward S. Shattuck 1957 Gardiner Johnson as of 1964-68 William S. Banowsky 1972-73 Mike Curb 1977 Tim Morgan as of 2008 Linda Ackerman as of 2012 Shawn Steel as of 2012

Republican state party secretaries, 1937-46 (Incomplete!)

Lawrence Cobb as of 1937 William A. O'Brien 1946

Republican state party treasurers, 1957-73 (Incomplete!)

Joseph Martin, Jr. 1957-62 Earl C. Adams as of 1967 Frank P. Adams 1971-73

Members of Republican State Central Committee, 1922-92 (Incomplete!)

George J. Hatfield 1922-36 William A. O'Brien 1930-33 Gardiner Johnson 1934- Roger Arnebergh 1942-53 Katherine Thompson Brown 1942-50 Mary V. Bell 1942-50 Stephen Malatesta as of 1946-48 William S. Mailliard as of 1948-49 Raymond J. Daba 1958-60 William T. Bagley 1960 William M. Ketchum 1964-66 Ronald Reagan as of 1964-66 Michael D. Antonovich 1965-73 Fred W. Marler, Jr. 1965-70 Floy Archer as of 1967 Frank J. Pagliaro, Jr. 1970-73 Eileen E. Padberg 1971-72 Howard P. McKeon as of 1988-92

Members of Republican State Committee, 1906-89 (Incomplete!)

Chester H. Rowell 1906-11 David A. Linn as of 1989

Members of Republican State Executive Committee, 1890-1973 (Incomplete!)

Henry Z. Osborne 1890-1900 Irving B. Dudley as of 1896 William M. Martin 1952-53 Nita Ashcraft 1966-73

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