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BASS (Soundex B200) — See also BAAS, BAES, BAEZ, BAISE, BAIZ, BAIZE, BASE, BASSAGE, BASSANO, BASSEL, BASSELL, BASSET, BASSETT, BASSETTE, BASSFORD, BASSHAM, BASSITT, BASSLER, BASSMAN, BASSMANN, BASSO, BAUS, BAYES, BAYS, BAYSE, BESS, BLASS, BOSS, BRASS, BUSS, PASS, VASS.

  BASS: See also Julia Grimmet Fortson — Judson Marion Grimmet — Joseph Church Helm — Susan Bass Levin — Edward Burns Parker — Hiram Rhodes Revels — Consider Alphonso Stacy
  Bass, Bob — Democrat. Candidate for Texas state senate 10th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Bass, C. T. — of San Marcos, Hays County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Charles Foster (b. 1952) — also known as Charles F. Bass; Charlie Bass — of Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 8, 1952. Republican. Staff for U.S. Rep. William S. Cohen, 1974; staff for U.S. Rep David F. Emery, 1975-79; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1982-88; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1984; member of New Hampshire state senate, 1988-92; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1995-; defeated in primary, 1980. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Perkins Bass; nephew of Robert Perkins Bass, Jr.; grandson of Robert Perkins Bass (1873-1960).
  Political family: Bass family of Peterborough, New Hampshire.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Bass, Charlie See Charles Foster Bass
  Bass, Charlotta Amanda Spears (1874-1969) — also known as Charlotta Bass — of California. Born February 14, 1874. Editor and publisher of the California Eagle, 1912-1951.; Independent Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1950; Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1952. Female. African ancestry. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, at the Su Ray Convalescent Home, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 12, 1969 (age 95 years, 57 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Bass, Cindy M. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000, 2004, 2008; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  Bass, Claude — of Steelville, Crawford County, Mo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Deloss E. — of Plainfield, Otsego County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1905-06. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, E. D. See Edward Davis Bass
  Bass, E. J. — of East Point, Fulton County, Ga. Mayor of East Point, Ga., 1951. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Earl (b. 1915) — of Malvern, Mills County, Iowa. Born in 1915. Republican. Member of Iowa state senate 41st District; elected 1970. Methodist. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Edward Davis — also known as E. D. Bass — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Democrat. Mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1927-47. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Edward N. — of Tyler, Smith County, Tex. Postmaster at Tyler, Tex., 1866-67. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Elmer Andrew (1887-1965) — also known as Elmer A. Bass — of Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa. Born near Oakland, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, November 26, 1887. Republican. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives from Montgomery County, 1945-51. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Alpha Zeta; Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Sigma Rho; Rotary. Died January 10, 1965 (age 77 years, 45 days). Interment at Emerson Cemetery, Emerson, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of George Cary Bass and Mary Ellen (Wenner) Bass; married to Nellie M. Smith.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bass, George R. — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1948, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Graham — Libertarian. Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 135th District, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Bass, H. B. — of Enid, Garfield County, Okla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Bass, Harry — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 10th District, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Harry W. — of Holdenville, Hughes County, Okla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Harry W., Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Bass, Henry — of Colebrook, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Colebrook, 1821. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, J. E. (b. 1877) — of Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va. Born in Cunningham, Person County, N.C., September 14, 1877. Democrat. Insurance business; president, Lewisburg Ice Cream Company; secretary-treasurer, General Lewis Hotel, Lewisburg; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Greenbrier County, 1941-44; mayor of Lewisburg, W.Va., 1947. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of R. B. Bass and Martha (Sydnor) Bass; married to Huldah Hambrick.
  Bass, J. Q. — of Clermont County, Ohio. Republican. Candidate for Ohio state house of representatives from Clermont County, 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Jacob W. — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Whig. Postmaster at St. Paul, Minn., 1849-53. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, James W. — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1920, 1936; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st Texas District, 1927-32. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, John George — also known as John G. Bass — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1924, 1932; postmaster at Birmingham, Ala., 1924-33 (acting, 1924); candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1946. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, John H. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, John L. — of Scotland, Windham County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Scotland, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, John Meredith (1804-1878) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born January 19, 1804. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1833-34, 1869. Died in 1878 (age about 74 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Bass, John Russell (1878-1963) — also known as John R. Bass — of Wilton, Franklin County, Maine. Born in Wilton, Franklin County, Maine, September 6, 1878. Republican. Treasurer, G. H. Bass & Co., shoe manufacturers; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1916, 1920 (alternate), 1944, 1952. Congregationalist. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in August, 1963 (age 84 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Bass and Mary Louise (Streeter) Bass; married, September 17, 1913, to Alice Mary Ness.
  Bass, John S. P. — of California. Member of California state assembly 28th District, 1880-81. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Joseph Parker (1835-1919) — also known as Joseph P. Bass — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Randolph, Orange County, Vt., 1835. Democrat. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1873; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1888. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 27, 1919 (age about 83 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.
  Bass, Joseph T. — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Karen Ruth (b. 1953) — also known as Karen R. Bass — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 3, 1953. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 47th District, 2004-10; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 2008-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008; U.S. Representative from California, 2011-18 (33rd District 2011-13, 37th District 2013-18). Female. African ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Bass, Lee — of Norfolk, Va. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Bass, Lyman Kidder (1836-1889) — also known as Lyman K. Bass — of New York. Born in Alden, Erie County, N.Y., November 13, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; Erie County District Attorney, 1865-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868; U.S. Representative from New York, 1873-77 (31st District 1873-75, 32nd District 1875-77); defeated, 1870; law partner with Grover Cleveland and Wilson S. Bissell, 1873-82; attorney for many railroads. Died, of consumption, in the Buckingham Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., May 11, 1889 (age 52 years, 179 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Belcher Bass (1807-1860) and Emily (Kidder) Bass (1811-1843); married 1874 to Frances Esther 'Fanny' Metcalfe (1851-1933; who later married Edward Oliver Wolcott); father of Lyman Metcalfe Bass; nephew of Ira Kidder and Jefferson Parish Kidder; grandson of Lyman Kidder; first cousin of Silas Wright Kidder; first cousin once removed of Alvan Kidder; second cousin of Daniel S. Kidder; second cousin once removed of Francis Kidder; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Adams and John Adams; third cousin once removed of Harley Walter Kidder; third cousin twice removed of Isaiah Kidder, Ezra Kidder and David Kidder; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Allen, James Hodges and John Quincy Adams; fourth cousin of Nathan Parker Kidder; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Stetson, Luther Kidder, Arba Kidder, Joseph Souther Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880).
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bass, Lyman Metcalfe (1876-1955) — also known as Lyman M. Bass — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., July 5, 1876. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, 1906-09. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., July 9, 1955 (age 79 years, 4 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Kidder Bass and Frances 'Fanny' (Metcalfe) Bass (1851-1933; who later married Edward Oliver Wolcott); married 1904 to Grace Holland (1873-1960); grandnephew of Ira Kidder and Jefferson Parish Kidder; great-grandson of Lyman Kidder; first cousin once removed of Silas Wright Kidder (1847-1920); first cousin twice removed of Alvan Kidder; second cousin once removed of Daniel S. Kidder; second cousin twice removed of Francis Kidder; second cousin five times removed of Samuel Adams and John Adams; third cousin thrice removed of Isaiah Kidder, Ezra Kidder and David Kidder; fourth cousin of Harley Walter Kidder; fourth cousin once removed of Nathan Parker Kidder.
  Political family: Kidder family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bass, Nat — of Lake Oscawana, Putnam County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Nathan — of Colebrook, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Colebrook, 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Nathan — of Windham, Windham County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Windham, 1827-28. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Nathan — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Communist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Bronx County 6th District, 1931. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Nathan Henry, Sr. (1808-1890) — of Georgia. Born in Putnam County, Ga., October 1, 1808. Delegate from Georgia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1862. Died in Rome, Floyd County, Ga., September 22, 1890 (age 81 years, 356 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Ga.
  Bass, Perkins (1912-2011) — of Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in East Walpole, Walpole, Norfolk County, Mass., October 6, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives from Peterborough, 1939-43, 1947-49; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Peterborough, 1948; member of New Hampshire state senate 11th District, 1949-51; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1955-63; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1962; member of Republican National Committee from New Hampshire, 1964-. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H., October 25, 2011 (age 99 years, 19 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Peterborough, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Perkins Bass and Edith Harland (Bird) Bass (1887-1950); brother of Robert Perkins Bass, Jr.; married, June 6, 1941, to Katharine Jackson (died 1972); married to Rosaly Swann; father of Charles Foster Bass (1952-).
  Political family: Bass family of Peterborough, New Hampshire.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bass, Perry Richardson (1914-2006) — also known as Perry R. Bass — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex., November 11, 1914. Democrat. Oil business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964; philanthropist. Died in Westover Hills, Tarrant County, Tex., June 1, 2006 (age 91 years, 202 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of E. Perry Bass (1881-1933) and Anne (Richardson) Bass (1886-1970); married 1941 to Nancy Lee Muse (1917-2013).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bass, Queena R. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Democrat. Candidate in primary for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1999, 2007. Still living as of 2007.
  Bass, Randy — Democrat. Member of Oklahoma state senate 32nd District; elected 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Bass, Mrs. Richard D. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Bass, Robert Perkins (1873-1960) — also known as Robert P. Bass — of Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 1, 1873. Farmer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1905-09; member of New Hampshire state senate 15th District, 1909-10; Governor of New Hampshire, 1911-13. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; American Forestry Association. Died in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H., July 29, 1960 (age 86 years, 332 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Peterborough, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Perkins Bass and Clara (Foster) Bass; married to Edith Harland Bird (1887-1950); father of Perkins Bass (1912-2011) and Robert Perkins Bass, Jr.; grandfather of Charles Foster Bass (1952-).
  Political family: Bass family of Peterborough, New Hampshire.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bass, Robert Perkins, Jr. (b. 1923) — also known as Robert P. Bass, Jr. — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, N.H., September 23, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Republican National Committee from New Hampshire, 1970-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1972; Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1972. Protestant. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Perkins Bass and Edith Harland (Bird) Bass; brother of Perkins Bass; married, September 10, 1955, to Patricia May; uncle of Charles Foster Bass (1952-).
  Political family: Bass family of Peterborough, New Hampshire.
  Bass, Ross (1918-1993) — of Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn.; Miami Shores, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Giles County, Tenn., March 17, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; florist; soft drink bottler; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1955-64; defeated, 1976; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1964-67. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis; Elks. Died January 1, 1993 (age 74 years, 290 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Arch Bass and Ethel (Shook) Bass; married, June 28, 1946, to Avanell Keith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Bass, Sidney A. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Bass, T. W. — of Nebraska. Nebraska state treasurer, 1931-33, 1939. Burial location unknown.
  Bass, Thomas L. — of Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Md. Democrat. Mayor of Hyattsville, Md., 1979-95; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988. Still living as of 1995.
  Bass, William — Not U.S. citizen; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1813. Burial location unknown.


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