Thomas R. King

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Thomas R. King was Chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Wisconsin. It is currently headed by state party chair Martha Laning.

Career

King chaired the Democratic Party of Wisconsin from 1943 to 1944. [1] During the same period, he was a member of the Democratic National Committee. He was also a delegate to the 1944 Democratic National Convention. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thomas R. King". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2012-01-01.