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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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