The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Index to Politicians



  DEXTER: See also Dexter Snow Boggs — Newton Dexter Burch — Dexter Clark — Dexter Coverstone — William Dexter Curtis — Dexter D. Dorn — Dexter Mason Ferry — Dexter Mason Ferry Jr. — Dexter Gilmore — Archie M. Gubbrud — Dexter H. Gunderson — Samuel Dexter Hastings — Malcolm Dexter Haven — W. Dexter Hazen — Edward Dexter Holbrook — Marshall Otis Howe — Arthur Otis Howe — Dexter Jackson — Dexter Kingman — Samuel Dexter Lecompte — Dexter W. Lehtinen — Dexter M. Leonard — Dexter G. Look — Dexter M. Lowry — Dexter Mussey — Dexter E. Parks — Charles Dexter Pierce — Dexter B. Potter — Dexter Richards — George Dexter Robinson — Dexter Smith — Dexter A. Snow — Benjamin Dexter Sprague — Paul F. Walker — Charles A. Wells — Dexter R. Wright — Dexter R. Wright — Dexter S. Wright
  Dexter, Bill — of Winfield, Cowley County, Kan. Mayor of Winfield, Kan., 1984, 1986. Still living as of 1986.
  Dexter, Calvin R. — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  Dexter, Caroline M. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 25th District, 1915. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Charles H. — of Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Postmaster at Windsor Locks, Conn., 1833-45. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Clarence W. — of Munnsville, Madison County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Madison County, 1892-93. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Doug — of East Sandwich, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Dexter, E. — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Mayor of Champaign, Ill., 1959-66. Still living as of 1966.
  Dexter, Edna G. — of Crown Point, Lake County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Ernest R. (b. 1875) — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Washington County, Ill., February 23, 1875. Republican. Farmer; merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Isabella County, 1923-28. English and Welsh ancestry. Burial location unknown.
F. N. Dexter Dexter, F. N. — of Canova, Miner County, S.Dak. Republican. Livery business; grain buyer; Miner County Commissioner; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 18th District, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Dexter, Fletcher (b. 1885) — Born in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., February 15, 1885. College professor; U.S. Consular Agent in Vevey, 1915-16; Lausanne, 1916-18; U.S. Vice Consul in Lausanne, 1918-24. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Francis H. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Frank Zeke — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 54th District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Dexter, Franklin — of Massachusetts. U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1841-45. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, George B. — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Postmaster at Santa Monica, Calif., 1898-1902. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, George W. — of Thompson, Windham County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Thompson, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, J. B. — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Mayor of Springfield, Mo., 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, J. G. — of South Auburn (now part of Auburn), Androscoggin County, Maine. Postmaster at South Auburn, Maine, 1885. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Jim — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Dexter, John — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1704-05. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, John — of Cumberland, Providence County, R.I. Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1763-64. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Jonathan C. — of Rutland, Rutland County, Vt. Postmaster at Rutland, Vt., 1844-45, 1845-49. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Julius (1840-1898) — Born September 23, 1840. Democrat. Gold Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1897. Died October 21, 1898 (age 58 years, 28 days). Entombed at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Dexter, Lewis — U.S. Consul in Fayal, 1892-94; Leeds, 1897-1909. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Louis — Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Louis M. — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Dexter, R. M. — also known as Robin Dexter — of Washington. Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Dexter, Ralph — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Robin See R. M. Dexter
  Dexter, Roy E. — Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Mississippi. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Samuel (1761-1816) — of Lunenburg, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 14, 1761. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1788-90; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1793-95; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1799-1800; U.S. Secretary of War, 1800; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1801; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1814, 1815, 1816. Died in Athens, Greene County, N.Y., May 4, 1816 (age 54 years, 356 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Hannah (Sigourney) Dexter and Samuel Dexter (1725-1810); married to Katharine Gordon; father of Samuel William Dexter.
  The town of Dexter, Maine, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dexter, Samuel, Jr. — of Herkimer County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Herkimer County, 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Samuel William (1792-1863) — also known as Samuel W. Dexter — of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 18, 1792. Newspaper publisher; Washtenaw County Judge, 1826-27; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1831. Died in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 6, 1863 (age 70 years, 353 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dexter, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Katharine (Gordon) Dexter and Samuel Dexter; married to Millicent Bond.
  The city of Dexter, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dexter, Seymour — of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Chemung County, 1873; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, W. A. — of Toledo, Tama County, Iowa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, Walter Friar (1886-1945) — also known as Walter F. Dexter — of Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 21, 1886. Republican. President, Whittier College, 1923-34; secretary to Gov. Frank F. Merriam; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932; California superintendent of public instruction, 1937-45; appointed 1937; died in office 1945. Quaker. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Lions. Died October 21, 1945 (age 58 years, 334 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Dexter and Margaret (Bell) Dexter; married, August 25, 1910, to Ethel Lenore Smith.
  Dexter, William (b. 1838) — of Sheffield, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Barton, Orleans County, Vt., 1838. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Sheffield, 1888. Methodist. Burial location unknown.
  Dexter, William R. — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996. Still living as of 1996.

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