Jean Westwood (politician)
|Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee|
July 14, 1972 – December 9, 1972
|Preceded by||Larry O'Brien|
|Succeeded by||Robert Strauss|
November 22, 1923|
Price, Utah, U.S.
August 18, 1997 73) (aged|
American Fork, Utah, U.S.
Jean Miles Westwood (November 22, 1923 – August 18, 1997) was a political figure born in Price, Utah. Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern appointed Westwood as the first female chair of the Democratic National Committee on July 14, 1972. Between 1976 and 1988, Westwood worked for the presidential campaigns of Terry Sanford, Edward Kennedy, Gary Hart, and Bruce Babbitt.
Born Jean Miles, she married Richard E. Westwood in 1941. They started a mink farm together in 1951.
Westwood was one of McGovern's advisors who recommended dropping Thomas F. Eagleton from the ticket.
|Party political offices|
|Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee
| Succeeded by|