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COTTON (Soundex C350) — See also CATTON, COTT, COTTEN, COTTOM, COTTONE, SCOTTO, SCOTTON, VALLOTTON, WHITECOTTON, WOOTTON.

  Cotton: See Harold E. Bradley
  Cotton, Allison M. — of Aurora, Adams County, Colo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Cotton, Angus — of Lone Rock, Kossuth County, Iowa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Cotton, Aylett Rains (1826-1912) — also known as Aylett R. Cotton — of Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa; Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Austintown, Mahoning County, Ohio, November 29, 1826. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; Clinton County Judge, 1851-53; Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1854; mayor of Lyons, Iowa, 1855-57; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention 23rd District, 1857; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1868-71; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1870-71; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1871-75. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 30, 1912 (age 85 years, 336 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Cotton (1791-1870) and Cathrinia (Parkhurst) Cotton (1798-1829); married 1853 to Laura Finch Wick (1835-1900); married to Hattie Elizabeth Walker (1854-1921); father of Aylett Rains Cotton, Jr. (1874-1965).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cotton, Aylett Rains, Jr. (1874-1965) — also known as Aylett R. Cotton — of Burlingame, San Mateo County, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in De Witt, Clinton County, Iowa, December 29, 1874. Republican. Superior court judge in California, 1947-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956, 1960. Died in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., April 15, 1965 (age 90 years, 107 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Aylett Rains Cotton (1826-1912) and Hattie Elizabeth (Walker) Cotton (1857-1921); married to Alice Grace Borel (1877-1936) and Sophia Borel (1874-1953).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cotton, Charles Camp — of Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940; chair of Gloucester County Democratic Party, 1945; candidate in primary for New Jersey state house of assembly District 3-A, 1967. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Charles E. — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Cotton, Charles Henry (1845-1938) — also known as Charles H. Cotton — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1845. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1899-1902, 1905; defeated, 1902. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 15, 1938 (age about 92 years). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Cotton.
  Cotton, Delos J. — Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1900 (28th District), 1910 (31st District). Burial location unknown.
  Cotton Ed: See Ellison DuRant Smith
  Cotton, F. R. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Flora See Flora Cotton Etter
  Cotton, George A. — of Depew, Erie County, N.Y. Postmaster at Depew, N.Y., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, George B. — of Bankston, Fayette County, Ala. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, George H. — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Postmaster at Elmira, N.Y., 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Giles (born c.1814) — of Robertson County, Tex. Born in slavery in South Carolina, about 1814. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1871. African ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, H. B. — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Hamilton H. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Clemente, Orange County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1924, 1932, 1936; delegate to California convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Harold B. — of Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Granby, 1920, 1948. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Harris Y. — of Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J. Democrat. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly District 3-A, 1967. Still living as of 1967.
  Cotton, Harry See J. Harry Cotton
  Cotton, Mrs. Harry See Mrs. J. Harry Cotton
  Cotton, Hattie E. — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1916. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Henry G. — of Steuben County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Steuben County, 1837. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Homer S. — of Cedar Hill, Jefferson County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Jefferson County, 1936; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, J. Harry — Dry candidate for delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Mrs. J. Harry — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Cotton, J. M. — Democrat. Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Texas, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Jacqueline M. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. U.S. Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1974; U.S. Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976. Female. Still living as of 1976.
  Cotton, James — of Weatherford, Parker County, Tex. Mayor of Weatherford, Tex., 1978-80. Still living as of 1980.
  Cotton, James M. (1807-1874) — of Indiana. Born near Indian Creek, Switzerland County, Ind., June 24, 1807. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1837-39; defeated, 1835, 1851. Died in Mt. Sterling, Switzerland County, Ind., March 12, 1874 (age 66 years, 261 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, James V. — of Frostburg, Allegany County, Md. Mayor of Frostburg, Md., 2002-. Still living as of 2002.
  Cotton, John — of Edgecombe County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Edgecombe County, 1807. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, John H. — Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1816. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, John M. — of Ainsworth, Brown County, Neb. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Joseph B. — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Republican. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 54, 1893-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1904, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Cotton, Joseph Russell (b. 1890) — also known as Joseph R. Cotton — of Lexington, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 16, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Twenty-Eighth Middlesex District, 1923-24; member of Massachusetts state senate Seventh Middlesex District, 1927-36. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Norris H. (1900-1989) — also known as Norris Cotton — of Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H. Born in Warren, Grafton County, N.H., May 11, 1900. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1923, 1943-45; Speaker of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1945; secretary to U.S. Sen. George H. Moses, 1924-28; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944 (alternate), 1952; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1947-54; U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1954-74, 1975. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Beta Theta Pi. Died February 24, 1989 (age 88 years, 289 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Lang Cotton and Elizabeth (Moses) Cotton; married, May 11, 1927, to Ruth Isaacs; married 1980 to Eleanor Brown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Cotton, Osellus B. — of Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Granby, 1894. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Ralph (1786-1828) — of Switzerland County, Ind. Born in Virginia, January 17, 1786. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1817-19, 1823-24. Died in Switzerland County, Ind., 1828 (age about 42 years). Interment at Cotton Family Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Switzerland County, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of William Cotton (1776-1839).
  Cotton, S. R. — of Wisconsin. Circuit judge in Wisconsin 10th Circuit, 1855-61. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, S. Storrs — of Pomfret, Windham County, Conn.; Norfolk, Madison County, Neb. Member of Connecticut state senate 14th District, 1871-72. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Storrs See S. Storrs Cotton
  Cotton, T. W. — of Van Buren, Carter County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Carter County Democratic Party, 1943. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Tom Cotton Cotton, Thomas Bryant (b. 1977) — also known as Tom Cotton — of Dardanelle, Yell County, Ark. Born in Dardanelle, Yell County, Ark., May 13, 1977. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; lawyer; farmer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 2013-15; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 2015-. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Leonard Cotton and Avis (Bryant) Cotton.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: U.S. House of Representatives (2012)
  Cotton, Tom See Thomas Bryant Cotton
  Cotton, William (1776-1839) — of Switzerland County, Ind. Born in Loudoun County, Va., March 13, 1776. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state senate, 1819-22, 1825-28; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1831-32. Died in Mt. Sterling, Switzerland County, Ind., July 2, 1839 (age 63 years, 111 days). Interment at Cotton Family Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Switzerland County, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of Ralph Cotton (1786-1828).
  Cotton, William A. (b. 1863) — of Escanaba, Delta County, Mich. Born in Saranac, Ionia County, Mich., November 30, 1863. Republican. Physician; member of Michigan state board of education, 1907-11; appointed 1907; resigned 1911. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, William D. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, William J. — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Republican. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Ohio County, 1925-26; defeated, 1934, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, William O. — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Cotton, Wilma S. — of Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for supervisor of Bloomfield Township, Michigan, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Cotton, Wilson H. — Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 12th District, 1912. Burial location unknown.


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