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Which department can claim the highest number of past (elected) national commanders?

California and Illinois, in a tie, with seven PNCs each. Second place is shared by five departments with five PNCs each: Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Texas.

Click here to learn more about the Legion’s leadership history. If the past national commanders so named by a vote of the national convention were added to the tallies, the Department of New York would take the lead by itself with a grand total of nine.

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BKearsing

June 6, 2013 - 1:39pm

Actually, New York had the honor of 6 Past National Commanders. Fang Wong, Richard Pedro, Michael Kogetuk, Hamilton Fish, Maurice Stember, and our founder Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

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