Democratic National Committee Chairs Since 1944

See a complete list below of Democratic National Committee Chairs since 1944.


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–

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