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Massachusetts Republican Party offices

Index of Politicians by Party Office Held

State Party Officers:

Massachusetts Delegates to Republican National Conventions: very incomplete!

Republican state chairs, 1869-2012 (Incomplete!)

George B. Loring 1869-76 Henry Cabot Lodge as of 1883 Alanson W. Beard 1885-86 Samuel E. Winslow as of 1893-94 George H. Lyman 1895-96 George A. Bacon 1917-18 Frank H. Foss 1921-24 Francis Prescott as of 1925 Amos L. Taylor 1929-32 Vernon W. Marr as of 1935-36 Sinclair Weeks 1936-38 Edward D. Sirois as of 1941 George B. Rowell as of 1945 Mason Sears 1949-50 Elmer C. Nelson as of 1955 Daniel E. McLean as of 1958 Kerry Healey 2001 Peter G. Torkildsen as of 2008 Robert A. Maginn as of 2012

Members of Republican National Committee, 1856-2013 (Incomplete!)

John T. Goodrich 1856-60 William Claflin 1866- William W. Crapo as of 1884 W. Murray Crane 1892-96 George H. Lyman 1896-1900 W. Murray Crane 1904-12 John W. Weeks as of 1920 Anna Child Bird 1924 William M. Butler as of 1924-25 Margaret A. Green as of 1936-37 Joseph W. Martin, Jr. as of 1937 Sinclair Weeks 1940-53 Louise M. Williams as of 1940 Katherine G. Howard 1945-53 Jody Dow 2008-12 Ronald C. Kaufman as of 2008-12 Kerry Healey 2012-13

Republican state party secretaries, 1896-1937 (Incomplete!)

James B. Reynolds 1896-1905 Joseph W. Martin, Jr. 1922-25 Amos L. Taylor 1927-28 Mrs. Sidney A. Bailey as of 1937

Republican state party treasurers, 1915-16 (Incomplete!)

Jesse B. Baxter 1915-16

Members of Republican State Central Committee, 1949 (Incomplete!)

Florence G. Claussen as of 1949

Members of Republican State Committee, 1884-1950 (Incomplete!)

Curtis Guild, Jr. as of 1884 Frank D. Allen 1885-87 Harrison H. Atwood as of 1888-89 Louis C. Southard 1888-94 Benjamin C. Lane 1894-95 Albert P. Langtry 1903-10 William H. Carter 1907-08 George A. Bacon 1910-18 Frank H. Foss 1915-46 Minnie R. Dwight 1920-34 Amos L. Taylor 1924-49 Mary B. Besse 1929 Bernard Ginsburg 1932-36 John W. Heselton 1936-38 Louise A. Prince 1940 Laurence H. Banks 1948-50

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