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LEE (Soundex L000) — See also CHIN-LEE, EL, ELL, JACKSON-LEE, LE, LEA, LEAW, LEE-JACKSON, LEH, LEI, LEIGH, LEO, LEU, LEUE, LEW, LEY, LIA, LIAO, LIEU, LIOI, LIU, LOE, LUE, LYAU, LYU.

  Lee, Virgil R. (born c.1896) — of Chehalis, Lewis County, Wash. Born in Indiana, about 1896. Republican. Insurance business; automobile financing business; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1941; member of Washington state senate 20th District, 1943-47; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1952. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, Virginia — of Linton, Greene County, Ind. Republican. Presidential Elector for Indiana, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Lee, W. A. — of Stockton, Rooks County, Kan. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, W. Baxter See William Baxter Lee
  Lee, W. Burch — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, W. D. — of Mexico, Audrain County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Audrain County Democratic Party, 1943. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, W. E. — of Plant City, Hillsborough County, Fla. Mayor of Plant City, Fla., 1920-25. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, W. L. See William Lovard Lee
  Lee, W. L. — of Dothan, Houston County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1940, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, W. McDonald — of Irvington, Lancaster County, Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, Waldemar E. — of San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Vice-Consul for Brazil in San Juan, P.R., 1905-29; Honorary Consul for Honduras in San Juan, P.R., 1921-26; Honorary Consul for Chile in San Juan, P.R., 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, Wallace — of Oregon. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Lee, Walter — of New Castle County, Del. Democrat. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 14th District, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, Warner See N. Warner Lee
  Lee, Warren Isbell (1874-1955) — also known as Warren I. Lee — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Bartlett, Oneida County, N.Y., February 5, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1906-10, 1920 (Kings County 18th District 1906-10, Kings County 21st District 1920); U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1910 (5th District), 1922 (6th District), 1924 (6th District). Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Union League. Died December 25, 1955 (age 81 years, 323 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur D. Lee and Nettie (Isbell) Lee; married, September 15, 1903, to Mira Porter.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lee, Willes K. — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 2004, 2008; Hawaii Republican state chair, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Lee, William — of Massachusetts. Born in Nova Scotia. Naturalized U.S. citizen; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Bordeaux, 1801-16. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William (1822-1906) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Milford, Hunterdon County, N.J., April 14, 1822. Democrat. Mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1870-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1876; postmaster at St. Paul, Minn., 1887-92. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 21, 1906 (age 84 years, 190 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Lee, William — of Essex County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William See C. William Lee
  Lee, William — of Sun City, Maricopa County, Ariz. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Lee, William A. (d. 1926) — Justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1921-26; died in office 1926. Died September 7, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William Aloysius (1895-1984) — also known as William A. Lee — of River Forest, Cook County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 11, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; President of Bakery Drivers Local 734, 1926-60, and vice-president of the Teamsters' Union; president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, 1946-84; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, from cardiac arrest, in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 16, 1984 (age 89 years, 66 days). Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William Baxter (b. 1879) — also known as W. Baxter Lee — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Born in Shelby, Cleveland County, N.C., June 16, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916. Southern Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Elks; Sons of the Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert D. Lee and Sarah J. (Damron) Lee; married, March 28, 1905, to Elizabeth Douglas Matthews.
  Lee, William Byron (b. 1959) — also known as Bill Lee — of Fernvale, Williamson County, Tenn. Born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., October 9, 1959. Republican. Governor of Tennessee, 2019-. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Still living as of 2019.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lee, William C. — U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, 1970-73. Still living as of 1973.
  Lee, William E. — of Minnesota. Republican. Candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William Edward (b. 1875) — also known as William E. Lee — of Brazil. Born in Puerto Rico, December 30, 1875. U.S. Consular Agent in Sao Paulo, 1908-14. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William Edward Alexander — of San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Honorary Consul for Norway in San Juan, P.R., 1935. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William Edwin (1852-1920) — also known as William E. Lee — of Long Prairie, Todd County, Minn. Born in Alton, Madison County, Ill., January 8, 1852. Republican. Banker; Todd County Register of Deeds, 1877-80; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1885-88, 1893-94 (District 39 1885-88, District 46 1893-94). English ancestry. Died in Long Prairie, Todd County, Minn., November 16, 1920 (age 68 years, 313 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, February 14, 1875, to Eva A. Gibson.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Lee, William Erwin (b. 1882) — also known as William E. Lee — of Moscow, Latah County, Idaho. Born in Madison County, N.C., January 27, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1912, 1916; justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1922-30; resigned 1930; chief justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1926-29; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1930-53. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Theta; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben Francis Lee and Althea (West) Lee; married, July 1, 1914, to Mary Madeline Shields.
  Lee, William G. — of Mississippi County, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Mississippi County, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William G. — of Auburn, Placer County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William H. — of Gates County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Gates County, 1865-67. Burial location unknown.
William H. Lee Lee, William H. (b. 1876) — of Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Newfane, Niagara County, N.Y., December 8, 1876. Republican. Felt mill manager; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932 (alternate), 1936 (alternate), 1940, 1944 (alternate), 1952 (alternate); member of New York state senate 47th District, 1933-38. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth M. Gold (daughter of William J. Gold; sister of William A. Gold (1897?-?)).
  Political family: Gold family of Lockport, New York.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh (1837-1891) — also known as William H. F. Lee — of Burkes Station, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Arlington County, Va., May 31, 1837. Democrat. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Virginia state senate, 1875; U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1887-91; died in office 1891. During the Civil War, he was captured by Union forces, imprisoned, and eventually exchanged for Gen. Neal Dow, who had been captured by Confederates. Died in Virginia, October 15, 1891 (age 54 years, 137 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1922 at Lee Memorial Chapel, Lexington, Va.
  Relatives: Grandson of Henry Lee (1756-1818); second great-grandnephew of Richard Bland.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lee, William J. — of Wakefield, Middlesex County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William J. — Conservative. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Lee, William Lovard (b. 1873) — also known as W. L. Lee — of Columbia, Houston County, Ala. Born in Clayton, Barbour County, Ala., April 17, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Columbia, Ala., 1899-1903; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1907; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alto Velo Lee and Lillie (Lawrence) Lee; married 1896 to Ellen Thomas.
  Lee, William Richard — of Spartanburg County, S.C. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives 37th District, 1981-82. Still living as of 1982.
  Lee, William Ross — of Utica, Oneida County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 36th District, 1938; resigned 1938. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William S. — of Sprague, New London County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Sprague, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William Scott — of Denver, Colo. Mayor of Denver, Colo., 1887-89. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, William Swain (b. 1935) — also known as Bill Lee — of Georgetown, Sussex County, Del. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 18, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Sussex County Republican Party, 1973-77; Republican candidate for Governor of Delaware, 2000 (primary), 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Relatives: Son of Walter H. Lee and Virginia (Swain) Lee.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lee, William W. (c.1817-1882) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born about 1817. Republican. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly, 1879. While depressed over the death of his wife, he killed himself by taking an ounce and a half of laudanum, in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., December 19, 1882 (age about 65 years). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Lee, William W. (b. 1900) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Gratiot County, Mich., May 10, 1900. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; retail food business; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1944; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1945-46; defeated in primary, 1946. Methodist. Member, Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1926 to Mildred Hileman.
  Lee, Willis A. — of Kentucky. Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1820. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, Z. Collins — of Maryland. U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1841-45, 1850-53. Burial location unknown.
  Lee, Z. E. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1956. Still living as of 1956.


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