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Dorothy Bush; Democratic Party Secretary for Four Decades

Dorothy Bush, 75, who called the roll at every Democratic National Convention for more than 40 years. As secretary of the Democratic National Committee, Mrs. Bush called the roll of the states and kept the vote count that led to the nomination of every Democratic presidential ticket from Roosevelt-Truman in 1944 to Dukakis-Bentsen in 1988. Mrs. Bush, born in Baldwyn, Miss., served under 17 Democratic chairman and 10 presidents. She ran unopposed for reelection every four years until she retired in September, 1989, said Florida Democratic Chairman Simon Ferro. In Naples, Fla., on Saturday of lung cancer.


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