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Folsom

FOLSOM (Soundex F425) — See also ELSOM, FALSOM, FOLSE, FOLSOME, FOLSTEIN, HOLSOMBACK, MILSOM.

  FOLSOM: See also James Brooks — Robert Tyng Bushnell — Grover Cleveland — Richard Folsom Cleveland — Everis Anson Hayes — Arthur H. Lord — Folsom Moore — Hiram Weston Ricker — Hiram Weston Ricker, Jr. — Charles Wentworth Ricker — Burleigh Folsom Spalding
  Folsom, Albert G. — of Laconia, Belknap County, N.H. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Arthur — of Illinois. Born in New Hampshire. U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Cape Hatien, 1861-62; U.S. Consul in Cape Hatien, 1862-70. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Benjamin — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1864-65. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Benjamin (b. 1847) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Folsomdale, Wyoming County, N.Y., December 5, 1847. Journalist; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Sheffield, 1886-93. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin R. Folsom and Mary (Rathbone) Folsom; married, October 11, 1893, to Ella Blanchard Howard.
  Folsom, Blanche Miriam Emory — also known as Blanche Miriam Emory — of Norridgewock, Somerset County, Maine. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1930. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1924 to LeRoy Rowell Folsom (1870-1951).
  Folsom, Channing — of Dover, Strafford County, N.H. Republican. New Hampshire superintendent of public instruction, 1903. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Charles E. — of Epping, Rockingham County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 23rd District, 1895-96. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Charles W. — of Rochester, Strafford County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 12th District, 1883-84. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, David E. — of White Sulphur Springs, Meagher County, Mont. Republican. Member of Montana state senate 9th District, 1893-96; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, David S. — of Montana. Candidate for Governor of Montana, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Edward G. — of Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich. Postmaster at Mt. Clemens, Mich., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Edward Richard (1874-1923) — also known as Edward R. Folsom — of Irvington, Essex County, N.J. Born in North Urbana, Steuben County, N.Y., September 18, 1874. Charged, in 1894, of forging checks, bank robbery, and arson; pleaded guilty to two charges; sentenced to ten years in prison; pardoned and released in September 1897; coal dealer; mayor of Irvington, N.J., 1923; died in office 1923. Blackmailers threatening to expose his criminal past extorted money from him until he was nearly penniless; killed himself by an overdose of sedative, in Irvington, Essex County, N.J., September 26, 1923 (age 49 years, 8 days). Interment at Clinton Cemetery, Irvington, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Lewis Folsom (1846-1921) and Martha (Layton) Folsom; married to Sara Elizabeth Keeler (1876-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Folsom, Ellis — of Carson City, Nev. Republican. Member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Fred C. — of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Folsom, Fred P. — Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, G. P. — of Dover, Strafford County, N.H. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1856. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, George (1802-1869) — of New York. Born in Kennebunk, York County, Maine, May 23, 1802. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 1st District, 1845-47; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Netherlands, 1850-53. Died in Rome, Italy, March 27, 1869 (age 66 years, 308 days). Interment at St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Folsom (1769-1851) and Edna (Ela) Folsom (1775-1851); married, November 20, 1839, to Margaret Cornelia Winthrop (1801-1863; second great-granddaughter of John Winthrop and Pieter Stuyvesant (1612?-1672); first cousin of Hamilton Fish); grandfather of Winifred Folsom (1882-1927; who married Edward Henry Delafield).
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Winthrop-Folsom family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Folsom, Harley E. — of Lyndonville, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Henry, Jr. — of Newark, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
James E. Folsom Folsom, James Elisha (1908-1987) — also known as James E. Folsom; "Big Jim"; "Kissin' Jim" — of Alabama. Born in Coffee County, Ala., October 9, 1908. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1944; Governor of Alabama, 1947-51, 1955-59. Died, of a heart attack, in Alabama, November 21, 1987 (age 79 years, 43 days). Interment at Cullman Cemetery, Cullman, Ala.
  Relatives: Father of James Elisha Folsom, Jr. (1948-); uncle of Cornelia Ellis Snively (who married George Corley Wallace, Jr.).
  Political family: Wallace-Folsom family of Montgomery, Alabama.
  The Jim Folsom Bridge (built 1958), on U.S. 84, crossing the Tombigbee River near Coffeeville, from Clarke County to Choctaw County, Alabama, was named for him.
  Image source: Cullman Democrat, September 19, 1946
  Folsom, James Elisha, Jr. (b. 1948) — also known as James E. Folsom, Jr.; Jim Folsom — of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., May 14, 1948. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1980; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1987-93; Governor of Alabama, 1993-95; defeated, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2004. Episcopalian. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Son of James Elisha Folsom (1908-1987); first cousin of Cornelia Ellis Snively (who married George Corley Wallace, Jr.).
  Political family: Wallace-Folsom family of Montgomery, Alabama.
  Folsom, Jim See James Elisha Folsom, Jr.
  Folsom, LeRoy Rowell (1870-1951) — also known as LeRoy R. Folsom; Roy Folsom — of Norridgewock, Somerset County, Maine. Born in Corinna, Penobscot County, Maine, June 18, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; president, Norridgewock Shoe Co.; insurance business; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1907; member of Maine state senate 8th District, 1919-22; member of Maine Governor's Council, 1923-27. Congregationalist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died July 7, 1951 (age 81 years, 19 days). Interment at River View Cemetery, Norridgewock, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Folsom and Martha A. (Lancaster) Folsom; married, February 2, 1896, to Alice Katherine Merrill; married 1924 to Blanche Miriam Emory (1890?-?).
  Folsom, Marion Bayard (1893-1976) — also known as Marion B. Folsom — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Born in McRae, Telfair County, Ga., November 23, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1955-58. Presbyterian. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Economic Association. Treasurer of Eastman Kodak Company, 1935-53. Died September 27, 1976 (age 82 years, 309 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Folsom, Marsha — of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Folsom, Melville M. — of Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine. Democrat. Postmaster at Old Town, Maine, 1885-90, 1894-98; mayor of Old Town, Maine, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Nathaniel (1726-1790) — of Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., September 18, 1726. Merchant; lumber business; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Hampshire, 1774, 1777-80; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1776-77, 1783-84; common pleas court judge in New Hampshire, 1776-90; general in state militia, Revolutionary War; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1783. Died in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., May 26, 1790 (age 63 years, 250 days). Interment at Winter Street Cemetery, Exeter, N.H.
  Relatives: Third cousin and father-in-law of John Taylor Gilman; third cousin of Nicholas Gilman (1755-1814).
  Political family: Gilman family of Exeter, New Hampshire.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Folsom, Robert — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1976-81. Still living as of 1981.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Folsom, Robert S. — of West Somerville, Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass. U.S. Vice Consul in Port-au-Prince, as of 1941-43. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, Roy See LeRoy Rowell Folsom
  Folsom, Sallie — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1992. Female. Still living as of 1992.
  Folsom, Simeon — of Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 2nd District, 1812-13. Burial location unknown.
  Folsom, William Henry Carman — also known as William H. C. Folsom — of Minnesota. Delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 1st District, 1857; member of Minnesota state senate, 1857-58, 1867-68, 1875-77 (25th District 1857-58, 2nd District 1867-68, 28th District 1875-77); member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1869. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record


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