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Virginia Republican Party offices

Index of Politicians by Party Office Held

State Party Officers:

Virginia Delegates to Republican National Conventions: very incomplete!

Virginia Republican Party County Chairs: very incomplete!


Republican state chairs, 1872-2008 (Incomplete!)

William H. H. Stowell as of 1872-73 William Lamb 1895-97 Joseph L. Crupper as of 1924-25 Robert H. Angell as of 1931 Clarence R. Ahalt as of 1935-44 I. Randolph Dovel as of 1945 S. Floyd Landreth 1952 I. Lee Potter as of 1958 Robert J. Corber as of 1964 Richard D. Obenshain 1972-73 Randy Forbes 1996-2001 Kate Obenshain Griffin 2004-06 Ed Gillespie 2006-07 Jeffrey M. Frederick as of 2008

Republican state vice-chairs, 1944-48 (Incomplete!)

Clarence R. Ahalt as of 1944-48

Members of Republican National Committee, 1866-2018 (Incomplete!)

W. J. Cowing 1866-68 Franklin Stearns 1868-72 Henry Horatio Wells 1872- George E. Bowden as of 1896 Alvah H. Martin as of 1908-12 Mrs. M. M. Caldwell 1924 C. Bascom Slemp as of 1924 Lewis L. Strauss as of 1928 Miriam C. Boocock as of 1940 Henry A. Wise as of 1940 Morton Blackwell as of 2008 Kathy Hayden Terry as of 2008 Cynthia Dunbar 2016-

Republican state party secretaries, 1933-35 (Incomplete!)

Clarence R. Ahalt as of 1933-35

Republican state party treasurers, 1960-61 (Incomplete!)

John N. Dalton 1960-61

Members of Republican State Committee, 1920-36 (Incomplete!)

Paul W. Kear 1920-36

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