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National Committee Chairs Since 1944

Chairman and (state)—Republican Term
Herbert Brownell Jr. (N.Y.) 1944–1946
Carroll Reece (Tenn.) 1946–1948
Hugh D. Scott Jr. (Pa.) 1948–1949
Guy G. Gabrielson (N.J.) 1949–1952
Arthur E. Summerfield (Mich.) 1952–1953
Wesley Roberts (Kans.) 1953 
Leonard W. Hall (N.Y.) 1953–1957
Meade Alcorn (Conn.) 1957–1959
Thruston B. Morton (Ky.) 1959–1961
William E. Miller (N.Y.) 1961–1964
Dean Burch (Ariz.) 1964–1965
Ray C. Bliss (Ohio) 1965–1969
Rogers C. B. Morton (Md.) 1969–1971
Robert Dole (Kans.) 1971–1973
George H. Bush (Tex.) 1973–1974
Mary Louise Smith (Iowa) 1974–1977
William E. Brock III (Tenn.) 1977–1981
Richard Richards (Utah) 1981–1983
Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. (Nev.) 1983–1989
Lee Atwater (S.C.) 1989–1991
Clayton K. Yeutter (Nebr.) 1991–1992
Richard Bond (N.Y.) 1992–1993
Haley Barbour (Miss.) 1993–1997
Jim Nicholson (Colo.) 1997–2001
Jim Gilmore (Va.) 2001–2002
Marc Racicot (Mont.) 2002–2003
Ed Gillespie (D.C.) 2003–2005
Ken Mehlman (Md.) 2005–2007
Mike Duncan (Ky.) 2007–2009
Michael Steele (Md.) 2009–
Chairman and (state)—Democratic Term
Robert E. Hannegan (Mo.) 1944–1947
J. Howard McGrath (R.I.) 1947–1949
William M. Boyle, Jr. (Mo.) 1949–1951
Frank E. McKinney (Ind.) 1951–1952
Stephen A. Mitchell (Ill.) 1952–1954
Paul M. Butler (Ind.) 1955–1960
Henry M. Jackson (Wash.) 1960–1961
John M. Bailey (Conn.) 1961–1968
Lawrence F. O'Brien (Mass.) 1968–1969
Fred R. Harris (Okla.) 1969–1970
Lawrence F. O'Brien (Mass.) 1970–1972
Jean Westwood (Utah) 1972 
Robert S. Strauss (Tex.) 1972–1977
Kenneth M. Curtis (Maine) 1977 
John C. White (Tex.) 1977–1981
Charles T. Manatt (Calif.) 1981–1985
Paul G. Kirk Jr. (Mass.) 1985–1989
Ronald H. Brown (D.C.) 1989–1993
David Wilhelm (Ill.) 1993–1994
Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.) 1995–1996
Steven Grossman (Mass.) 1996–1999
Joe Andrew (Ind.) 1999–2001
Terry McAuliffe (Va.) 2001–2005
Howard Dean (Vt.) 2005–2009
Tim Kaine (Va.) 2009–
Sources: Republican National Committee: 310 First St., SE, Washington, DC 20003.
Democratic National Committee: 430 South Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003.

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