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MAJOR (Soundex M260) — See also CASAMAJOR, MAGGIORE, MAJORAS, MAJORS.

  MAJOR: See also James Major Baley, Jr. — Major Boughton — Major Bouton — Major C. Brown — Major B. Coxson — Charles Major Dorsey — Major L. Dunham — Major J. Foster — Alfred Theodore Goodwin — Major B. Harding — Major M. Hillard — Major F. Irwin — Major D. Macfarlan — Major McVeagh — Major Robert Odell Owens — James Burriss Pruitt — Major L. Rodd — Major W. Seery — Major H. Smith
  Major, Alan S. — of Lehman, Luzerne County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Major, Alphonse — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1894; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1916, 1920; Prohibition candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Major, Benjamin Porter (born c.1815) — also known as Benjamin P. Major — of Missouri. Born about 1815. Member of Missouri state senate 16th District; elected 1842. In 1842, as state senator, he introduced a bill to abolish imprisonment for debt; it was enacted and signed by the governor in 1843. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Samuel Collier Major (1840-1894); first cousin once removed of Samuel Collier Major (1869-1931); second cousin once removed of Pryor J. Foree (1858-1900).
  Political family: Major family of Fayette, Missouri.
  Major, Bobby — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Major, Conley R. — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Major, David M. — of Bowie, Montague County, Tex. Mayor of Bowie, Tex., 1953. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Major, Deborah D. — of Amherst, Erie County, N.Y.; Williamsville, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Major, E. P. — of New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, La. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Major, Earl See James Earl Major
  Major, Elliot Woolfolk (1864-1949) — also known as Elliot W. Major — of Pike County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo.; Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Edgewood, Lincoln County, Mo., October 20, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 11th District, 1897-1900; Missouri state attorney general, 1909-13; Governor of Missouri, 1913-17. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died, from cardiac insufficiency due to chronic myocarditis and arteriosclerosis, aggravated by very hot and humid weather, in St. Joseph's Hill Infirmary, near Eureka, Jefferson County, Mo., July 9, 1949 (age 84 years, 262 days). Interment at Bowling Green City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of James Reed Major (1825-1921) and Sarah Taylor (Woolfolk) Major (1835-1911); married, June 14, 1887, to Elizabeth Myers; first cousin of Edgar Bailey Woolfolk (1865-1956); first cousin thrice removed of Zachary Taylor; first cousin five times removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Coleby Chew; second cousin thrice removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and Nathaniel Pendleton; second cousin five times removed of Peyton Randolph; third cousin twice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of St. Clair Ballard and Lewis Ballard.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Major, Erwin — of Standish, Arenac County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Major, Guy G. (1859-1912) — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born October 19, 1859. Republican. Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1893-97. Died, from pneumonia, at the New York Club, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 30, 1912 (age 52 years, 103 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Major, J. Earl See James Earl Major
  Major, J. N. — of Redding, Shasta County, Calif. Postmaster at Redding, Calif., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Major, James — of Monticello, White County, Ind. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Major, James Earl (1887-1972) — also known as J. Earl Major — of Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Ill. Born in Donnellson, Montgomery County, Ill., January 5, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; Montgomery County State's Attorney, 1912-20; U.S. Representative from Illinois 21st District, 1923-25, 1927-29, 1931-33; defeated, 1920, 1924, 1928; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois, 1933-37; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1937-56; took senior status 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Moose. Died in Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Ill., January 4, 1972 (age 84 years, 364 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Charles R. Major and Emma (Jones) Major; married, August 13, 1913, to Ruth Wafer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
  Major, James M. — of Boonville, Cooper County, Mo. Whig. Postmaster at Boonville, Mo., 1843-45. Burial location unknown.
  Major, John C. — of Oklahoma. Delegate to Oklahoma state constitutional convention, 1907. Interment at Mulhall City Cemetery, Mulhall, Okla.
  Major County, Okla. is named for him.
  Major, O. G. — of Hope, Steele County, N.Dak. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Major, Sam C. See Samuel Collier Major
  Major, Samuel Collier (1840-1894) — also known as Samuel C. Major — of Howard County, Mo. Born November 24, 1840. Democrat. Member of Missouri state senate, 1877-80, 1889-92 (7th District 1877-80, 9th District 1889-92); member of Missouri state house of representatives from Howard County; elected 1880. Died April 12, 1894 (age 53 years, 139 days). Interment at Fayette City Cemetery, Fayette, Mo.
  Relatives: Father of Samuel Collier Major; cousin *** of Benjamin Porter Major; second cousin once removed of Pryor J. Foree (1858-1900).
  Political family: Major family of Fayette, Missouri.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Major, Samuel Collier (1869-1931) — also known as Samuel C. Major; Sam C. Major — of Fayette, Howard County, Mo. Born in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., July 2, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Howard County Prosecuting Attorney, 1892; member of Missouri state senate 14th District, 1907-10; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1919-21, 1923-29, 1931; defeated, 1920, 1928; died in office 1931; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928. Died in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., July 28, 1931 (age 62 years, 26 days). Interment at Fayette City Cemetery, Fayette, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Collier Major; married, December 17, 1895, to Elizabeth M. Simpson; first cousin once removed of Benjamin Porter Major; third cousin of Pryor J. Foree (1858-1900).
  Political family: Major family of Fayette, Missouri.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Major, Stan — of Illinois. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Major, Stanley E. — of Solvay, Onondaga County, N.Y. Mayor of Solvay, N.Y., 1953-59. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Major, T. H. — of Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pa. Postmaster at Forty Fort, Pa., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Major, W. S. — of near Wessington, Hand County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state senate 23rd District, 1891-94, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.


MAJORAS (Soundex M262) — See also ATHENAGORAS, BOBORAS, CASAMAJOR, DELORAS, DORASTUS, JORALEMAN, JORALEMON, JORAWAR, LORAS, MAJERUS, MAJOR, MAJORS, MORASCO, ORAS, ORASMUS, PSORAS.

  Majoras, Deborah Platt — Republican. Member, Federal Trade Commission, 2004-; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 2004-. Female. Still living as of 2004.


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