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Writing:Historical officeholders (state executive offices)

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This page is a content-and-style guide about how to add the section "Historical officeholders" to state office articles in the State Executive Officials Project.
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Historical officeholders

This section is added to profiles about state-specific offices.

This section features:

  • a summary of the past officeholders (# of historical officeholders and political parties if applicable).
  • a collapsible chart of officeholders, including:
    • name
    • Tenure
    • political party (if a partisan position)

Installation

==Historical officeholders==
There have been ## NAME OF OFFICE since DATE. Of the ## officeholders, # were Republican, # were Democrat, etc.<ref>REFERENCE</ref>

{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" width="500px" style="text-align:center;"
|-
! colspan="6" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |List of Former Officeholders from DATE-Present
|-
!#
! Name 
! Tenure
! Party
|-
| 1|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
|-
| 2|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
|-
| 3|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
|-
| 4|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
|-
| 5|| NAME || TENURE || PARTY DOT
|}

Color codes

If the position is partisan, the third column in the table should have a colored party dot designating the party.

Main party dot codes are as follows:

  • Republican: {{red dot}}
  • Democratic: {{blue dot}}
  • Independent: {{grey dot}}

Note: If it is a party no longer in existence, such as the Whig Party, do not add a color dot.

Example

Below is an example of how this section would appear in an article. See also: Maryland Comptroller

Historical officeholders

There have been 33 Maryland Comptrollers since 1851. Of the 33 comptrollers, 24 were Democratic, 2 were Republican, 5 identified as members of multiple parties, and 2 do not have party information.[1]


See also

References