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BENTS (Soundex B532) — See also BANTZ, BENS, BENT, BENTSEN, BENTSON, BENTZ, BETS, BRENTS, BUNTS.

  Bents, Marcia Mae — of Balboa, Orange County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.


BENTSEN (Soundex B532) — See also BARENTSE, BENDTSEN, BENSEN, BENT, BENTS, BENTSON, BENTZIN, WINCENTSEN.

  Bentsen, B. A. See Beryl Ann Bentsen
  Bentsen, Beryl Ann (b. 1922) — also known as B. A. Bentsen; Beryl Ann Longino — of Texas. Born in 1922. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 1966-. Female. Baptist. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Married, November 27, 1943, to Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr. (1921-2006).
  Political family: Bentsen family of Houston, Texas.
  Bentsen, Ken See Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.
  Bentsen, Kenneth E., Jr. (b. 1959) — also known as Ken Bentsen — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., June 3, 1959. Democrat. Investment banker; U.S. Representative from Texas 25th District, 1995-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 2002. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Nephew of Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr. (1921-2006).
  Political family: Bentsen family of Houston, Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Bentsen, Lloyd Millard, Jr. (1921-2006) — also known as Lloyd M. Bentsen — of Houston, Harris County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in Mission, Hidalgo County, Tex., February 11, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; county judge in Texas, 1946-48; U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 1948-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956, 1980; member, Arrangements Committee, 1984; speaker, 1988; president, Lincoln Liberty Life Insurance Company; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1971-93; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1988; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1993-94. Baptist or Presbyterian. Danish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sigma Nu; Elks. Died, of complications from a 1998 stroke, in Houston, Harris County, Tex., May 23, 2006 (age 85 years, 101 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Lloyd M. Bentsen, Sr. and Edna Ruth (Colbath) Bentsen; married, November 27, 1943, to Beryl Ann Longino (1922-); uncle of Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr..
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


BENTSON (Soundex B532) — See also BENDTSEN, BENGTSON, BENSON, BENT, BENTON, BENTS, BENTSEN, BENTZIN, BETSON, CLEMENTSON, LORENTSON.

  Bentson, Kenneth G. — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1960 (Convention Vice-President). Still living as of 1960.
  Bentson, Ralph J. — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964. Still living as of 1964.


BENTZ (Soundex B532) — See also BANTZ, BENT, BENTS, BENTZEL, BENTZIN, BENZ, BETZ, BUNTS, FENTZ, PENTZ, VENTZ.

  BENTZ: See also Harry B. Anstine
  Bentz, Audrey — of Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Bentz, Charles H. — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Bentz, Elmer C. — of Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Scottdale, Pa., 1956-73 (acting, 1956-57). Still living as of 1973.
  Bentz, Fred (1904-1964) — of Harvey, Wells County, N.Dak. Born December 5, 1904. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1944 (alternate). Died in Harvey, Wells County, N.Dak., 1964 (age about 59 years). Interment at Harvey Cemetery, Harvey, N.Dak.
  Bentz, J. J. — of Mound City, Campbell County, S.Dak. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Bentz, Leonard — of Biloxi, Harrison County, Miss. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2008, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Bentz, Phillip — of Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. Mayor of Murray, Utah, 1910-11. Burial location unknown.
  Bentz, Raymond A. — of Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis. Candidate for mayor of Appleton, Wis., 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bentz, Stan — of Minnesota. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1992 (Independent), 1994 (Independent), 1996 (Reform), 1998 (Reform). Still living as of 1998.


BENTZEL (Soundex B532) — See also BARENTZEN, BENT, BENTZ, BENTZIN, GUNTZEL, HEINTZELMAN, KIENTZEL, LORENTZEN, MENTZEL, MENTZELL, MENTZER, MUNTZEL, PENTZER, RENTZEL, WENTZEL.

  Bentzel, Felix S. — of York, York County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BENTZIN (Soundex B532) — See also BENDTSEN, BENT, BENTSEN, BENTSON, BENTZ, BENTZEL, HUNTZINGER, KINTZING, KINTZINGER, MINTZING, MUNTZING, ZANTZINGER.

  Bentzin, Ben — Republican. Candidate for Texas state senate 14th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.


BENUCCI (Soundex B520) — See also ANTONUCCI, BANICKI, BONACCI, DENUCCI, IANNUCCI, NUCCIO, PANNUCCI, TONUCCI.

  Benucci, Joseph J. — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Democrat. Postmaster at Newark, N.J., 1962-86 (acting, 1962-65). Still living as of 1986.


BENVENGA (Soundex B515) — See also BENCIVENGA, BENCIVENGO, BENVENUTI, BIENVENIDO, BIENVENU, CLEVENGER, DENVER, DENVERS, GROENVELD, LAVENGOOD, LEVENGOOD, LIVENGOOD.

  Benvenga, Felix C. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1938-58; appointed 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BENVENUTI (Soundex B515) — See also BENAVENTE, BENVENGA, BIENVENIDO, BIENVENU, DENVER, DENVERS, GROENVELD, MENUT, SENUTOVITCH, TENUTA, VENUTI.

  Benvenuti, Fred — of New London, New London County, Conn. Mayor of New London, Conn., 1950, 1953. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BENWARD (Soundex B563) — See also BENARD, BEWARD, DENWARD, DOWNWARD, HENWARD, MANWARING, RABENWOLD, VANWARNER, WARD.

  Benward, Cassimer — Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Benward, Gordon — of Carterville, Jasper County, Mo. Democrat. Mayor of Carterville, Mo.; elected 1955. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BENY (Soundex B500) — See also BEENEY, BENA, BENE, BENIAH, BENNY, BENNYE, BENO, BENOY, BERY, BEUENIA, BINNEY.

  BENY: See also Beny Sher


BENZ (Soundex B520) — See also ARBENZ, BAINS, BANZ, BAYENS, BEANS, BENS, BENSE, BENTZ, BENZACAR, BENZENHOFER, BENZIE, BENZION, BENZLEY, BERZ, BIENZ, BINNS, BOYENS, FENZ.

  BENZ: See also Reinhold J. Sailer
  Benz, Dale — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benz, Fred A. — of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Republican. Mayor of Salamanca, N.Y., 1931-33. Burial location unknown.
  Benz, George — of Ramsey County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 24, 1873-75. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Benz, George — Communist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri at-large, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Benz, Kim See Kimberly Benz
  Benz, Kimberly — also known as Kim Benz — of Florissant, St. Louis County, Mo. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2012 (alternate), 2016. Female. Still living as of 2016.
  Benz, William L. — of Blairsville, Indiana County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BENZACAR (Soundex B522) — See also ARBENZ, BENZ, BENZENHOFER, BENZIE, BENZION, BENZLEY, RIZZACAA.

  Benzacar, Jacob — U.S. Consular Agent in Safi, as of 1884. Burial location unknown.


BENZENHOFER (Soundex B525) — See also ARBENZ, BENZ, BENZACAR, BENZIE, BENZION, BENZLEY, BIRKHOFER, BODENHOFER, DUENZEN, FORTHOFER, FREIHOFER, GOLLHOFER, HOFER, INHOFE, IZENHART, KLEINHOFER, LENZEN, LORENZEN, MEIHOFER, NIEDERHOFER, RANZENHOFER, SCHREIHOFER, VANHOFEN, WEITZENHOFER.

  Benzenhofer, P. J., Jr. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Keystone candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 3rd District, 1912. Burial location unknown.


BENZIE (Soundex B520) — See also ARBENZ, BENCE, BENGIE, BENKIE, BENZ, BENZACAR, BENZENHOFER, BENZION, BENZLEY, FRENZIED, MACKENZIE, MCKENZIE, MENZIE, MENZIES, PENZIEN.

  Benzie, D. Stephen (b. 1893) — of Norway, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in Norway, Dickinson County, Mich., March 10, 1893. Democrat. Road contractor; lumber business; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1939-42; defeated, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1913 to Lillian Wilson.
  Benzie, Stephen See D. Stephen Benzie


BENZION (Soundex B525) — See also ARBENZ, BAHNSEN, BAHNSON, BENSEN, BENSON, BENZ, BENZACAR, BENZENHOFER, BENZIE, BENZLEY, BINSON, BOHNSON, BONSON, BUNSON, STANZIONE, VILLAVICIENZIO, ZION, ZIONCHECK, ZIONCZEWSKI.

  BENZION: See also Ben-Zion J. Heyman


BENZLEY (Soundex B524) — See also ARBENZ, BAZLEY, BEAZLEY, BEEZLEY, BENSLEY, BENZ, BENZACAR, BENZENHOFER, BENZIE, BENZION, DENZLER, FENZL, FRAENZL, GAZLEY, GUENZL, HENZL, KIENZLE, KINZLEY, KRENZLER, MOZLEY, RIZLEY.

  Benzley, C. Verl — of Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benzley, Verl See C. Verl Benzley


BEOLA (Soundex B400) — See also BELLA, BELLAH, BERBEO, BEULA, BEULAH, BHOLA, BIALA, BOLA, LEOLA, LIBBEOS, MINNEOLA, OSCEOLA, TEOLA.

  Beola, José Homobono — U.S. Consular Agent in Gibara, as of 1884-98. Burial location unknown.


BEPLER (Soundex B146) — See also BEGLER, BEPPO, BEPPU, EPLER, HEPLER, KEEPLER, KEPLER, LEPLER, PLEPLER, PREBLE, SHEPLER.

  Bepler, Henry — of Frostburg, Allegany County, Md. Mayor of Frostburg, Md., 1873-74. Burial location unknown.


BEPPO (Soundex B100) — See also BEPLER, BEPPU, BOPE, DSEPPO, LEPPO.

  BEPPO: See also Beppo R. Johansen


BEPPU (Soundex B100) — See also BEPLER, BEPPO.

  Beppu, Tadao (1919-1993) — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Island of Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, March 26, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Hawaii territorial House of Representatives, 1958; member of Hawaii state house of representatives, 1959-; Speaker of the Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1967-; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 1960. Japanese ancestry. Member, Disabled American Veterans; Purple Heart. Died July 22, 1993 (age 74 years, 118 days). Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial


BEQUARY (Soundex B260) — See also BAQUEIRO, BEQUER, DEQUASIE, JANUARY, MCQUARY, REQUA, REQUARD.

  Bequary, Konstantina See Konstantina Lukes


BEQUER (Soundex B260) — See also BEQUARY, BUQUOR, CREQUE, HEQUEMBOURG, LEVEQUE, REQUE, REQUENA.

  BEQUER: See also José R. Cabrera y Bequer


BERA (Soundex B600) — See also ABBER, ABER, BAARE, BAER, BARBERA, BARE, BARRE, BEAR, BENA, BERAN, BERANCK, BERANEK, BERANS, BERARD, BERARDI, BERAUD, BERAULT, BERGA, BERKA, BERNA, BERRA, BERTA, BERY, BOBBERA, KUBERA, LIBERA, OBERA, RAABE, RABE, REBA, RIBERA, VERA.

  Bera, Amerish Babulal (b. 1965) — also known as Ami Bera — of Elk Grove, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 2, 1965. Democrat. Physician; U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 2013-; defeated, 2010. Unitarian-Universalist. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Babulal Bera and Kanta Bera; married to Janine Vivienne Bera (1972?-).
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Bera, Ami See Amerish Babulal Bera
  Bera, Janine Vivienne — Democrat. Presidential Elector for California, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Married to Amerish Babulal Bera (1965-).


BERAN (Soundex B650) — See also ABERANT, ABNER, BANER, BANNER, BARAN, BARNE, BARREN, BEAN, BERA, BERANCK, BERANEK, BERANS, BERDAN, BEREN, BERGAN, BERMAN, BERN, BERNA, BORAN, BRENNA, BYRAN, DERAN, ERBAN, NABER, RABEN.

  Beran, Barbara L. — U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, 1993. Female. Still living as of 1993.


BERANCK (Soundex B652) — See also ABERANT, BANCKER, BERA, BERAN, BERANEK, BERANS, BRACKEN, DELIVERANCE, FRANCK, FRANCKE, FRANCKS, KRANCK, LESPERANCE, LIVERANCE, POMERANCE, RANCK, SCHRANCK, SEVERANCE, SPERANCE, TEMPERANCE, TERANCE.

  Beranck, Charles H. — of Illinois. Born in Bohemia (now part of Czechia). Socialist. Editor; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Illinois, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1920. Bohemian ancestry. Burial location unknown.


BERANEK (Soundex B652) — See also ABERANT, BERA, BERAN, BERANCK, BERANS, FRANEK, JIRANEK, JURANEK, SAFRANEK, TERANES, ZBRANEK.

  Beranek, Rudolph B. — of Berwyn, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Postmaster at Berwyn, Ill., 1961-70 (acting, 1961-63). Still living as of 1970.


BERANS (Soundex B652) — See also ABERANT, BARNES, BASNER, BEANS, BEHRENS, BERA, BERAN, BERANCK, BERANEK, BERENS, BERHRENS, BERNS, BRASEN, BURHANS, BYRONS, KERANS, NABERS, SERBAN.

  Berans, B. R. — of Lincoln, Logan County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912. Burial location unknown.


BERARD (Soundex B663) — See also BEARD, BENARD, BERA, BERARDI, BERHARD, BERNARD, BRADER, BREARD, BREDAR, EBERHARD, EBERHARDT, ERARD.

  Berard, Mrs. A. C. — of Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1944. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BERARDI (Soundex B663) — See also ARDI, BERA, BERARD, BERHARD, BERNARDI, BREARD, EBERHARD, EBERHARDT, GERARDI, GHERARDI, GIRARDI, GIRARDIN, RARDIN.

  Berardi, Jerry A. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1971. Still living as of 1971.


BERAUD (Soundex B630) — See also BARRAUD, BAUDER, BERA, BERAULT, BRAUD, BRAUDE, BYROADE, DAUBER, FAUCHERAUD, FERAUD, JERAUD.

Ellen Béraud Béraud, Ellen — of Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County, Calif. Mayor of Atascadero, Calif., 2009. Female. Still living as of 2010.
  Image source: New Times (San Obispo County), March 12, 2009


BERAULT (Soundex B643) — See also AULT, AYRAULT, BARLETT, BARLETTA, BERA, BERAUD, BERLET, BERLLAYETTE, BRAULT, BREAULT, BRELET, BRILLATI, BRULTE, DUPERRAULT, FILIATRAULT, GERAULT, GIRAULT, JERAULD, LHERAULT, PERRAULT, TETRAULT.

  Berault, Stephanie — of Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, La. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.


BERBEO (Soundex B610) — See also BARBA, BARBEE, BARBIE, BARBOA, BARBY, BEOLA, BERBER, BERBERICH, BERBLING, BURBY, EBERBACH, FELBERBAUM, LIBBEOS, SILBERBERG.

  Berbeo, Rose Ana — of New York. Socialist. Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1998. Female. Still living as of 1998.


BERBER (Soundex B616) — See also BARBER, BARBIER, BARBOUR, BERBEO, BERBERICH, BERBLING, BREBER, EBERBACH, FELBERBAUM, FERBER, SILBERBERG.

  Berber, Willie — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BERBERICH (Soundex B616) — See also ALBERIC, BARBARICK, BARBERIE, BARBERIO, BERBEO, BERBER, BERBLING, EBERBACH, ERICH, FELBERBAUM, GERBERICH, SILBERBERG.

  BERBERICH: See also Gary B. Revier
  Berberich, Frederick C., Jr. — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives 62nd District; elected 1970. Still living as of 1970.


BERBLING (Soundex B614) — See also BERBEO, BERBER, BERBERICH, EBERBACH, FELBERBAUM, HERBLIN, LERBLANCE, LING, SILBERBERG, VANDERBLOEMEN.

  Berbling, Peyton — of Cairo, Alexander County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932; chair of Alexander County Republican Party, 1950. Burial location unknown.


BERCEGEAY (Soundex B622) — See also BORZAGA, BURCIAGA, CEGELIS, MEGEAR, MEGEATH.

  BERCEGEAY: See also Patrick Thomson Caffery


BERCHER (Soundex B626) — See also BARKER, BECHER, BERCHMANS, BERCHON, BERKER, BEYERCHEN, BIRCHER, BORCHER, BRECHER, KAERCHER, KERCHEVAL, LAPERCHE, MCKERCHER, ZOERCHER.

  Bercher, John — of Mt. Oliver, Allegheny County, Pa. Postmaster at Mt. Oliver, Pa., 1901. Burial location unknown.


BERCHMANS (Soundex B625) — See also AHMANSON, BERCHER, BERCHON, CHURCHMAN, KARCHMER, MARCHMAN, MARCHMORE, PARCHMENT.

  BERCHMANS: See also John Berchmans Sullivan


BERCHON (Soundex B625) — See also BARKAN, BARKEN, BARKIN, BERCHER, BERCHMANS, BERKIN, BEYERCHEN, BURKAN, GARCHOW, KIRCHOFF, MARCHONE, YARCHO.

  Berchon, Tony — of Illinois. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Illinois state attorney general, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BERCIK (Soundex B622) — See also BERRICK, BICKER, BIERCK, BORSOOK, PISARCIK.

  Bercik, Bob See Robert J. Bercik
  Bercik, Mary E. — also known as Mary Jancosek — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Democrat. Mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1957-63; defeated, 1963. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Relatives: Married to William Bercik; mother of Robert J. Bercik (1938-).
  Political family: Bercik family of Whiting, Indiana.
  Bercik, Robert J. (b. 1938) — also known as Bob Bercik — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Born February 1, 1938. Service station operator; mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1988-2003. Catholic. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of William Bercik (1916?-1957) and Mary E. Bercik; married 1960 to Jacqueline Hrapchak.
  Political family: Bercik family of Whiting, Indiana.
  Bercik, Steven J. (d. 2003) — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Democrat. Mayor of Elizabeth, N.J., 1957-64; New Jersey Waterfront Commissioner for New York Harbor, 1966-71; juvenile court judge in New Jersey, 1972-88. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died June 14, 2003. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Berkeley Heights, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to Catherine V. Clark.
  Bercik, William (d. 1957) — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Born in Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Democrat. Mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1956-57; died in office 1957; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956. Died in Wisconsin, 1957. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Jancosek; father of Robert J. Bercik (1938-).
  Political family: Bercik family of Whiting, Indiana.


BERCKEFELDT (Soundex B621) — See also BURCKES, COCKEFAIR, EREFELDT, GERCKENHEIMER, HURCKES, MARCKEL, MERCKE, ROCKEFELLER, ROCKEFELLOW, SEEFELDT, STARCKE, STURCKE, ZICKEFOOSE.

  Berckefeldt, Denis — of Colorado. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000; candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.


BERCOWITZ (Soundex B623) — See also BARKOWITZ, BERKEWITZ, BERKOWITZ, BORUCHOWITZ, COMCOWICH, COWIE, COWIN, COWING, MOSCOWITZ.

  Bercowitz, Anna — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1935. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BERDAHL (Soundex B634) — See also BARDEL, BARDOL, BEARDALL, BERDAM, BERDAN, BERDEL, BERDELL, BIRDELL, BORDAILLE, BURDELL, DAHL, ERDAHL, GUNVORDAHL, JORDAHL, LANDERDAHL, NORDAHL, STORDAHL, URDAHL.

  BERDAHL: See also Andrew Berdahl Anderson — Karl Fritjof Rolvaag
  Berdahl, Christian Oliver (1878-1961) — also known as Christian O. Berdahl — of Garretson, Minnehaha County, S.Dak.; Milbank, Grant County, S.Dak. Born in South Dakota, November 11, 1878. Republican. School teacher; banker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1915-22; Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1921-22. Norwegian ancestry. Died April 6, 1961 (age 82 years, 146 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anfin Johannesson Berdahl (1852-1943) and Caroline (Christianson) Berdahl (1859-1943); married, August 24, 1905, to Mary A. Mair (1878-1963).
  Berdahl, Erick J. (1850-1937) — of Pennington, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born August 10, 1850. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 10th District, 1893-94. Died June 7, 1937 (age 86 years, 301 days). Burial location unknown.


BERDAM (Soundex B635) — See also AMSTERDAM, BERDAHL, BERDAN, BRADHAM, CARDAMONE, SARDAM, VARDAMAN.

  Berdam, William — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1907. Burial location unknown.


BERDAN (Soundex B635) — See also BARDEEN, BARDEN, BAREND, BEDAN, BEDNAR, BENARD, BENNARD, BERAN, BERDAHL, BERDAM, BERDEN, BERDON, BRADDEN, BRADEN, BRANDE, BRENDA, DEBRAANN, JERDAN.

  Berdan, (need first name) — of Passaic County, N.J. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly from Passaic County, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Berdan, Charles M. — of Maywood, Bergen County, N.J. Postmaster at Maywood, N.J., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Berdan, Clayton L. — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 28th District, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Berdan, John (1798-1841) — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born December 16, 1798. Whig. Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1837-39. Died October 11, 1841 (age 42 years, 299 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.


BERDEL (Soundex B634) — See also BARDEL, BARDOL, BEARDALL, BEDEL, BENDEL, BERDAHL, BERDELL, BERDEN, BIRDELL, BORDAILLE, BREDELL, BURDELL, COVERDELL, EVERDELL, LEBDER, ROBERDEAU, SERDEL, VERDELL, WERDEL, WERDELL.

  Berdel, William J. — of Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Monroe County 4th District, 1922. Burial location unknown.


BERDELL (Soundex B634) — See also BARDEL, BARDOL, BEARDALL, BEDELL, BERDAHL, BERDEL, BERDEN, BIRDELL, BORDAILLE, BREDELL, BURDELL, COVERDELL, DELL, EVERDELL, LEBDER, ROBERDEAU, SERDEL, VERDELL, WERDEL, WERDELL.

  BERDELL: See also William Berdell Brakeville


BERDEN (Soundex B635) — See also BARDEN, BEARDEN, BEDEN, BENDER, BERDAN, BERDEL, BERDELL, BERDON, BEREN, BEREND, BIRDEN, BORDEN, BREEDEN, BURDEN, HOWERDEN, ROBERDEAU, VANWERDEN, WERDEN.

  Berden, Kathleen — also known as Kathy Berden — of Snover, Sanilac County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2012 (alternate), 2016; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 2016. Female. Still living as of 2016.
  Berden, Kathy See Kathleen Berden


BERDIT (Soundex B633) — See also ALBERDING, ARDITO, BENDIT, BOURDET, BOURDETTE, BURDET, BURDETT, BURDETTE, BURDITT, DEHARDIT, DIBERT, GERBERDING, LABERDIE, LILABERDIA, NIEBERDING, TARDITI, VOLBERDING, WILBERDING.

  Berdit, Marsha — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.


BERDON (Soundex B635) — See also BARDON, BENDOR, BERDAN, BERDEN, BERTON, BONDER, BORDEN, BORDON, BREEDON, BRODEN, BURDON, FERDON, OBERDORFER, OBERDORFFER, VERDON.

  Berdon, Robert I. — of Branford, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Connecticut state treasurer, 1971-73; resigned 1973; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1973. Still living as of 1975.


BEREANO (Soundex B650) — See also BARANY, BARINA, BARONI, BERRENA, BORENI, FREANOR, TORREANO, TREANOR, YEREANCE.

  BEREANO: See also Bernard Newman


BEREN (Soundex B650) — See also BENNER, BERAN, BERDEN, BERENBERG, BEREND, BERENDS, BERENDSEN, BERENDT, BERENICE, BERENS, BERENSON, BERENT, BERGEN, BERN, BERNE, BERRIAN, BERRIEN, BOREN, BREEN, BREENE, BREN, BRENNE, BUREN, EBNER, ERBEN, FEREN, REBEN.

  Beren, Nancy — of Texas. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.


BERENBERG (Soundex B651) — See also BAHRENBURG, BARNEBERG, BEREN, BEREND, BERENDS, BERENDSEN, BERENDT, BERENICE, BERENS, BERENSON, BERENT, BROONBERG, BRYNBERG, DERENBERGER, DURENBERGER, EHRENBERG, ERENBERG, FERRENBERG, GORENBERG, HARENBERG, NUERENBERG, SCHMORRENBERG, SERENBETZ, SPARENBERG, STERENBUCH.

  Berenberg, David Paul (1890-1974) — also known as David P. Berenberg; David Paul — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa. Born March 17, 1890. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly, 1918 (Kings County 2nd District), 1923 (Kings County 10th District); candidate for New York state senate 7th District, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1922. Columnist for "The Socialist Call" newspaper in 1935, under the pseudonym "David Paul". Died March 7, 1974 (age 83 years, 355 days). Interment somewhere in Easton, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Rose Zwickel.


BEREND (Soundex B653) — See also BAREND, BEHREND, BENDER, BERDEN, BEREN, BERENBERG, BERENDS, BERENDSEN, BERENDT, BERENICE, BERENS, BERENSON, BERENT, BERND, BREEDEN, GERENDE, HERENDEEN, MERENDINO.

  BEREND: See also Berend Zevalkink


BERENDS (Soundex B653) — See also ARENDS, BARENDSEN, BARONDESS, BEHRENDS, BEREN, BERENBERG, BEREND, BERENDSEN, BERENDT, BERENICE, BERENS, BERENSON, BERENT, BRANDEIS, BRANDES, BRANDIES, BRANDIS, BRINDISI, BRINDZE, GERENDE, HERENDEEN, MERENDINO.

  Berends, Ed — of Kent County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Kent County 2nd District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.


BERENDSEN (Soundex B653) — See also AMUNDSEN, ARENDS, BARENDSEN, BEHRENDS, BEREN, BERENBERG, BEREND, BERENDS, BERENDT, BERENICE, BERENS, BERENSON, BERENT, ERLANDSEN, FINDSEN, FRANDSEN, GERENDE, HERENDEEN, MENDSEN, MERENDINO, SVENDSEN, VENDSEL.

  Berendsen, J. C. — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1916. Burial location unknown.


BERENDT (Soundex B653) — See also BARENT, BEHRANDT, BEHRENDT, BEREN, BERENBERG, BEREND, BERENDS, BERENDSEN, BERENICE, BERENS, BERENSON, BERENT, BERNDT, BEYRENT, BURANDT, GERENDE, HERENDEEN, MERENDINO, RENDT.

  BERENDT: See also Johan Berendt Holst
  Berendt, Paul J. — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Olympia, Thurston County, Wash. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1996 (delegation chair), 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Washington, 2004. Still living as of 2008.


BERENICE (Soundex B652) — See also BEREN, BERENBERG, BEREND, BERENDS, BERENDSEN, BERENDT, BERENS, BERENSON, BERENT, BERNEICE, BERNIECE, DENICE, GLENICE, LEERENIER, NICE, POMMERENING, RENICH, RENICK, SILVERENIA.

  BERENICE: See also Berenice B. Bromley — Berenice I. Lewis — Berenice R. Tuttle


BERENS (Soundex B652) — See also BEHRENS, BERANS, BEREN, BERENBERG, BEREND, BERENDS, BERENDSEN, BERENDT, BERENICE, BERENSON, BERENT, BERES, BERHRENS, BERNS, BRENES, BURHANS, BYRONS, KERENS, RENS, SEBERN, SEVERENS, TERENS.

  Berens, Barbara — of Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.


BERENSON (Soundex B652) — See also BARNESON, BENNERSON, BEREN, BERENBERG, BEREND, BERENDS, BERENDSEN, BERENDT, BERENICE, BERENS, BERENT, BERNSEN, BRANSON, BRINSON, BRONSON, BRONZAN, BROWNSON, BRUNSON, CORENSON, KERENS, LAWRENSON, LORENSON, SEVERENS, SORENSON, TERENS.

  Berenson, Isadore — of Michigan. Communist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Berenson, Rose S. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BERENT (Soundex B653) — See also BARENT, BEHRANDT, BEHRENDT, BEREN, BERENBERG, BEREND, BERENDS, BERENDSEN, BERENDT, BERENICE, BERENS, BERENSON, BERNT, BETTNER, BEYRENT, BRENT, BURANDT, HERENTON.

  Berent, Darlene E. — of Madison Heights, Oakland County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 16th District, 1978; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1988, 1992. Female. Still living as of 1992.


BERES (Soundex B620) — See also BARES, BEERS, BEES, BERENS, BERESFORD, BERESH, BERESNIAKOFF, BERGES, BERKES, BERRIOS, BESSER, BREES, BREESE, BURES, BYRES, EBERS, PERES, SEBREE, SEEBER, SERBE, VERES.

  Beres, Louis J. (born c.1935) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born about 1935. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 2004. Still living as of 2004.


BERESFORD (Soundex B621) — See also BERES, BERESH, BERESNIAKOFF, BERRESFORD, DESFOSSES, TELESFORD.

  BERESFORD: See also Beresford Jones
  Beresford, Richard (1755-1803) — of South Carolina. Born in St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, Charleston District (now part of Berkeley County), S.C., 1755. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1781; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1783; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1783-84. Died in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., February 6, 1803 (age about 47 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


BERESH (Soundex B620) — See also BARASCH, BARRISH, BERES, BERESFORD, BERESNIAKOFF, BURESH, BURRISH, HERBES, RESH.

  Beresh, Alex L. — of Walworth County, Wis. Democrat. Candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Walworth County, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BERESNIAKOFF (Soundex B625) — See also BERES, BERESFORD, BERESH, DIAKOS, KULAKOFSKY, KYRIAKOS, LESNIAK, POLIAKOFF, RAKOFF, RESNICK, RESNIK, SZCZESNIAK.

  BERESNIAKOFF: See also Albert B. Lewis


BERETTA (Soundex B630) — See also BARETTE, BARRETTA, BARRETTE, BARRETTO, BERNETTA, BHARATI, BORUTA, BRETTA, PERETTA, SERETTA.

  Beretta, James — Republican. Physician; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 2017. Still living as of 2017.


BEREUTER (Soundex B636) — See also BARTER, BERNREUTER, BERTHIER, BERTIER, BRATER, BRETHAUER, BRETTAUER, BRITTER, BROTHER, DEREUME, DEVEREUX, LEUTER, MEUTER, REUTEMANN, REUTER, REUTERS, SEUTER, TREUTEL.

  Bereuter, Doug See Douglas Kent Bereuter
  Bereuter, Douglas Kent (b. 1939) — also known as Doug Bereuter — of Utica, Seward County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Cedar Bluffs, Saunders County, Neb. Born in York, York County, Neb., October 6, 1939. Republican. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1975-78; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1979-2004; resigned 2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1992. Lutheran. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier


BEREWARD (Soundex B663) — See also BEWARD, BROWARD, GREWAL, HEREWARD, LEREW, REWAK, REWALD, SEWARD, SEWARDS, SHEWARD, STEWARD, TEREW, WARD.

  Bereward, Cassimer — Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1928. Burial location unknown.


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