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Blackwill to Blaine

BLACKWILL (Soundex B424) — See also BECKWITH, BICKWITH, BLACK, BLACKWELDER, BLACKWELL, BLACKWOOD, DUCKWITZ, HACKWORTH, JACKWAY, MACKWAIN, PACKWOOD, PRECKWINKLE, SHONKWILER, TUCKWILLER, WICKWIRE.

  Blackwill, Robert D. (b. 1939) — Born August 8, 1939. U.S. Ambassador to India, 2001. Still living as of 2001.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary


BLACKWOOD (Soundex B423) — See also BLACK, BLACKWELDER, BLACKWELL, BLACKWILL, BRICKWOOD, HACKWORTH, JACKWAY, KIRKWOOD, LOCKWOOD, MACKWAIN, PACKWOOD, ROCKWOOD.

  BLACKWOOD: See also Miguel Antonio Otero II — James Blackwood Pearson
  Blackwood, Andrew J. — U.S. Consular Agent in Christiansted, as of 1897-1906. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, Bill — Republican. Member of Texas state house of representatives 101st District; elected 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Blackwood, Curtis — of North Carolina. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Blackwood, Edmund J. — of Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Delegate to Montana convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, Harold — of Oakland County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 2nd District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, Ibra Charles (1878-1936) — also known as Ibra C. Blackwood — of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C. Born in Blackwood, Spartanburg County, S.C., November 21, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1903-05; Governor of South Carolina, 1931-35; member of Democratic National Committee from South Carolina, 1932. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 12, 1936 (age 57 years, 83 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, S.C.
  Blackwood, J. Leslie See Joel Leslie Blackwood
  Blackwood, Joel Leslie (1861-1947) — also known as J. Leslie Blackwood — of Cabell County, W.Va. Born June 4, 1861. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1915. Died April 29, 1947 (age 85 years, 329 days). Interment at Milton Cemetery, Milton, W.Va.
  Blackwood, John — of Gloucester County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Gloucester County, 1791-94. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, John — of Salem County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Salem County, 1853. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, John A. — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 10th District, 1913-14. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, John C. — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1923-24. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, John R. — of Hannibal, Marion County, Mo. Democrat. Postmaster at Hannibal, Mo., 1915-23. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, Kristine — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1980. Female. Still living as of 1980.
  Blackwood, Leslie See Joel Leslie Blackwood
  Blackwood, Lloyd — of Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tenn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, Robert — of Carrboro, Orange County, N.C. Postmaster at Venable, N.C., 1910-14; Carrboro, N.C., 1914-17. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, Robert — of Wisconsin. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blackwood, W. J. — of Clarke County, Va. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1860. Burial location unknown.


BLADE (Soundex B430) — See also ABDEL, BADE, BELDA, BLADEN, BLADES, BLADO, BLOOD, BLOYD, BLUD, ELABD, LEBAD, SUNDBLADE, YOUNGBLADE.

  Blade, The: See Mitchell E. Daniels


BLADEN (Soundex B435) — See also ADEN, BADEN, BALDEN, BANDEL, BEELAND, BELAND, BLADE, BLADES, BLADINE, BLAGDEN, LADENBURG, LADENDORF, LADENSON, SUNDBLADE, YOUNGBLADE.

  BLADEN: See also William Bladen Lowndes


BLADES (Soundex B432) — See also ADES, BALDUS, BILDSOE, BLADE, BLADEN, BLAYDES, BLEDSO, BLEDSOE, BOLDS, BOWLDS, LADESIC, SEBALD, SUNDBLADE, YOUNGBLADE.

  BLADES: See also John Blades Clarke
  Blades, Anthony O. — of Monkton, Baltimore County, Md. Democrat. Candidate for Maryland state senate 9th District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Blades, B. L. — of Montgomery County, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Montgomery County, 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
  Blades, Franklin — of Illinois. Republican. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Blades, Harlan R. — of Kent County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County 9th District, 1941-42. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blades, John E. — of Sussex County, Del. Democrat. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 2nd District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blades, L. S., Jr. — of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C. Mayor of Elizabeth City, N.C., 1955-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blades, Ray — of Paris, Monroe County, Mo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1972. Still living as of 1972.


BLADINE (Soundex B435) — See also BALDINE, BELINDA, BERNADINE, BLADEN, BLAINE, DINE, FLADING, GLADING, JADINE, PALADINI, PALADINO, PALLADINO, SALADIN, SALADINO, WADINE.

  Bladine, Lars E. — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Iowa, 1921-27. Burial location unknown.


BLADO (Soundex B430) — See also BLADE, BLOEDAU, BLOODY, DABOLL, ODDBALL.

  Blado, Erma Belle — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.


BLAFFER (Soundex B416) — See also BALFOUR, CLAFFEY, FRABLE, LAFFER, LAFFERTY, LAFFEY, MACLAFFERTY, MCCLAFFERTY.

  Blaffer, John H. — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1952 (alternate), 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BLAGDEN (Soundex B423) — See also BLADEN, BLAGG, BLAGIK, BLAGO, BLAGOJEVICH, BROGDEN, LONGDEN, MAGDEFRAU, MAGDELEAN, MIGDEN, OGDEN, RIGDEN, SUGDEN, TROGDEN.

  Blagden, Samuel P. — Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1912. Burial location unknown.


BLAGG (Soundex B420) — See also BAGG, BALOG, BLAGDEN, BLAGIK, BLAGO, BLAGOJEVICH, BLOGG, CLAGGETT, FLAGG, FLAGGE, GLAAB, LAGGER, SLAGG.

  Blagg, James William — U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1996. Still living as of 1996.


BLAGIK (Soundex B422) — See also BLAGDEN, BLAGG, BLAGO, BLAGOJEVICH, COLAGIOVANNI, DELAGI, LAGINESS, SAGIK, SCHLAGINHAUFER.

  Blagik, Adolph P. — of Winona County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 15, 1895-96. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record


BLAGO (Soundex B420) — See also ALAGOOD, BALOG, BLAGDEN, BLAGG, BLAGIK, BLAGOJEVICH, BLAZO, BLOGG, GALBO, GALLOB, GOLBA, LAGO, LAGODNA, LAGOFAATASI, LAGOMARSINO, LAGONA, LAGONEGRO, LILLAGORE.

  Blago: See Rod R. Blagojevich


BLAGOJEVICH (Soundex B422) — See also ALAGOOD, BLAGDEN, BLAGG, BLAGIK, BLAGO, GOJACK, JURJEVITCH, LAGO, LAGODNA, LAGOFAATASI, LAGOMARSINO, LAGONA, LAGONEGRO, LILLAGORE, MATIJEVICH, ROGOJARSKY, STANOJEVIC, VLAISAVLJEVICH.

  Blagojevich, Rod R. (b. 1956) — also known as Rod Blagojevich; "Blago" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 10, 1956. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1993-96; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1997-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000, 2004, 2008; Governor of Illinois, 2003-09; solicited bribes from potential candidates for appointment to Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat; arrested by federal agents in December 2008, and set for trial on federal corruption charges; in January 2009, based on charges that he abused his authority and attempted to sell authorizations, vetoes, and appointments, he was impeached by the Illinois House, convicted by a unanimous vote of the Illinois Senate, and prohibited from holding public office in the state; tried in federal court in 2010-11, and after a mistrial, was ultimately found guilty on eighteen counts, including bribery and extortion; sentenced to 14 years in federal prison; an appeal later overturned five of the eighteen convictions, but did not change his prison sentence. Serbian ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia 'Patti' Mell (daughter of Richard F. Mell; sister of Deborah Mell (1968-)).
  Political family: Mell-Blagojevich family of Chicago, Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Daniel Lipinski
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Rod Blagojevich: The Governor (2009)
  Books about Rod Blagojevich: Elizabeth Brackett, Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow — Jeff Coen & John Chase, Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor's Office and into Prison


BLAHA (Soundex B400)

  Blaha, Julie — of Ramsey, Anoka County, Minn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.


BLAIKIE (Soundex B420) — See also AIKIN, AIKINS, BLACKIE, BLAKEY, CHAIKIN, PIKIEL, RZEZNIKIEWICZ, SAIKI.

  BLAIKIE: See also Charles Neal Barney
  Blaikie, Robert Blair (1906-1992) — also known as Robert B. Blaikie; "Battling Bob" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 17, 1906. Democrat. Insurance business; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1953; candidate in primary for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1965. Irish and Scottish ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 26, 1992 (age 85 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Blaikie and Mary (Loughlin) Blaikie.


BLAIN (Soundex B450) — See also ALBIN, BAIN, BALLIN, BLAINE, BLAIR, BLAN, BLANE, BLIN, LAIN, MCBLAIN, NABIL, PLAIN.

  BLAIN: See also Brad Henry — David Blain Shaw
  Blain, Al — of California. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blain, Bethune D. — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blain, James — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Mayor of Springfield, Mo., 1906-08. Burial location unknown.
  Blain, Jay — of West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Blain, Ralph P. — of Canaan, Grafton County, N.H. Republican. Candidate for New Hampshire state house of representatives from Canaan, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blain, Richard K. — of Ohio. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Blain, Roger A. — of California. American Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Blain, Samuel — of Romulus, Seneca County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Seneca County, 1830. Burial location unknown.
  Blain, T. P. — of Ashton, Spink County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 36th District, 1905-06. Burial location unknown.
  Blain, Tony — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Blain, William W. — Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Blain, William W. — of Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 15th District, 1945-48. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


BLAINE (Soundex B450) — See also BAILEN, BAINE, BELLANI, BLADINE, BLAIN, BLAN, BLANE, CHAPDELAINE, DELAINE, DELAPLAINE, DESPLAINES, JAASKELAINEN, KLAINE, LABINE, LAINE, LAINEY, MACLAINE, MCBLAIN, MCLAINE, WETALAINEN.

  BLAINE: See also Winston Churchill
  Blaine, Anna C. — Progressive. Candidate for Wisconsin state senate 16th District, 1936. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blaine, Belshazzar: See James Gillespie Blaine
  Blaine, Bob — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Democrat. Chair of Saginaw County Democratic Party, 2007. Still living as of 2007.
  Blaine, E. F. — of Granger, Yakima County, Wash. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Governor of Washington, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Burial location unknown.
  Blaine, Frank C. — of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Tex. Republican. Postmaster at Del Rio, Tex., 1906-14. Burial location unknown.
  Blaine, Greg — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 12-B, 2001-06. Still living as of 2006.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Blaine, Henry — of Washtenaw County, Mich. Prohibition candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blaine, James G. — of St. Louis, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blaine, James G. (b. 1945) — also known as Jamie Blaine — of Pennsylvania. Born in Washington, D.C., April 26, 1945. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
James G. Blaine Blaine, James Gillespie (1830-1893) — also known as James G. Blaine; "The Plumed Knight"; "Belshazzar Blaine"; "Magnetic Man" — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa., January 31, 1830. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1856 (Honorary Secretary); member of Maine state house of representatives, 1859-62; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1861-62; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1863-76; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1869-75; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1876, 1880; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1876-81; U.S. Secretary of State, 1881, 1889-92; candidate for President of the United States, 1884. Congregationalist. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., January 27, 1893 (age 62 years, 362 days). Original interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1920 at Blaine Memorial Park, Augusta, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Ephraim Lyon Blaine (1796-1850) and Maria (Gillespie) Blaine (1801-1871); married, June 30, 1850, to Harriet Stanwood (1827-1903); father of Harriet Blaine (1871-1958; who married Truxtun Beale); nephew of Ellen Blaine (who married John Hoge Ewing (1796-1887)); grandfather of James Gillespie Blaine III.
  Political family: Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Robert G. Ingersoll
  Blaine counties in Idaho, Mont., Neb. and Okla. are named for him.
  Mount Blaine, in Park County, Colorado, is named for him.  — The city of Blaine, Washington, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: J. B. McLaughlin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about James G. Blaine: Mark Wahlgren Summers, Rum, Romanism, & Rebellion : The Making of a President, 1884 — Edward P. Crapol, James G. Blaine : Architect of Empire — Richard B. Cheney & Lynne V. Cheney, Kings Of The Hill : How Nine Powerful Men Changed The Course of American History
  Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
  Blaine, James Gillespie III (1888-1969) — also known as James G. Blaine III — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 10, 1888. Republican. Investment broker; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912. Died November 3, 1969 (age 81 years, 297 days). Interment somewhere in Stuart, Fla.
  Relatives: Step-son of William F. Bull; son of Mary (Nevins) Blaine (1866-1915) and James Gillespie Blaine, Jr. (1868-1926); married 1911 to Marian Dow; grandson of James Gillespie Blaine; great-grandson of Samuel Medary (1801-1864); seventh great-grandson of John Leverett; first cousin five times removed of Joshua Coit; second cousin five times removed of Samuel Huntington and Timothy Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of John Hall Brockway and Robert Coit, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Huntington; fourth cousin of Edmond Otis Dewey and George Martin Dewey; fourth cousin once removed of William Brainard Coit and Thomas Edmund Dewey; eighth great-grandson of George Wyllys and John Haynes.
  Political family: Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Blaine, Jamie See James G. Blaine
  Blaine, John E. — of Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Born in Kentucky. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 9th Kentucky District, 1879. Burial location unknown.
  Blaine, John James (1875-1934) — also known as John J. Blaine — of Boscobel, Grant County, Wis. Born in Wingville town, Grant County, Wis., May 4, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; vice-president, Boscobel Telephone Company; mayor of Boscobel, Wis., 1901-04, 1906-07; member of Wisconsin state senate 16th District, 1909-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 (speaker), 1932; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1919-21; Governor of Wisconsin, 1921-27; defeated (Independent), 1914; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1927-33. Died in Boscobel, Grant County, Wis., April 16, 1934 (age 58 years, 347 days). Interment at Boscobel Cemetery, Boscobel, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of James Ferguson Blaine (1827-1888) and Elizabeth (Johnson) Blaine (1854-1903); married, August 23, 1904, to Anna C. McSpaden (1875-1938).
  Cross-reference: Harry Sauthoff
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Blaine, S. A. See Shields Adams Blaine
  Blaine, S. E. — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956. Still living as of 1956.
  Blaine, Shields Adams (b. 1865) — also known as S. A. Blaine — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Armstrong County, Pa., March 20, 1865. Farmer; banker; mayor of Champaign, Ill., 1906-09; real estate and insurance business. Presbyterian. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Wiggins Blaine (1825-1914) and Nancy (Adams) Blaine (c.1832-1870); married, August 5, 1902, to Elizabeth Temperance Fairclo.
  Blaine, T. R. — of Oklahoma. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1932. Burial location unknown.


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