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OTIS (Soundex O320) — See also ATHAS, HASSIOTIS, LOUZIOTIS, MALIOTIS, OATES, OATIS, ODIS, ORTIS, OTTIS, OTTS, POTISH, SPELIOTIS, SPILIOTIS, TISO, YEOTIS.

  OTIS: See also Charles Moore Bancroft — Mark Wilson Buyck, Jr. — Horace Wesley Greeley — Charles Kellogg — Day Otis Kellogg — Dwight Kellogg — Walter Cecil Owen — Robert Helyer Thayer — William Garner Waddel
  Otis, Albert T. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Anna — Communist. Workers Communist candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Asa H. (1797-1855) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Fort Ann, Washington County, N.Y., March 24, 1797. Farmer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 1st District, 1835; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1850. Died in Greenfield Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., August 26, 1855 (age 58 years, 155 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Matson Otis (1772-1857) and Deborah (Wetheral) Otis (1775-1852); married to Mary Goodell (1791-1873); second cousin once removed of Asahel Otis and Norton Prentiss Otis; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; second cousin thrice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; third cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, David Perry Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917); third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) and Lauren Ford Otis; third cousin twice removed of John Taintor, Roger Taintor, Solomon Taintor, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr., Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Ralph Chester Otis; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Jonathan Brace; fourth cousin of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr., Ephraim Safford, John Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, Harris F. Otis (1816-1861), James Otis (1826-1875) and Abraham Lansing; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Churchill Strong, Calvin Frisbie, Ebenezer Strong, DeGrasse Maltby, Henry Taintor, Benjamin Fessenden, John Adams Taintor, Edmund Holcomb, James Safford, John Arnold Rockwell, Ralph Smith Taintor, Henry G. Taintor, Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden, Charles Augustus Otis, Sr., James Otis (1836-1898), Edwin Carpenter Pinney, Daniel Frederick Webster, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925) and Theron Ephron Catlin.
  Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otis, Asahel (1768-1837) — of Montville, New London County, Conn. Born in Montville, New London County, Conn., May 1, 1768. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Montville, 1822. Died in Bethany, Genesee County, N.Y., January 12, 1837 (age 68 years, 256 days). Interment at Chester Burying Ground, Montville, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Otis (1742-1834) and Amy (Gardner) Otis (1745-1815); married, January 15, 1792, to Mary Chester (1770-1834); first cousin once removed of Day Otis Kellogg and Dwight Kellogg; second cousin once removed of Samuel Allyne Otis and Asa H. Otis; third cousin of Harrison Gray Otis; third cousin once removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr. and Abraham Lansing; third cousin twice removed of John Adams, Benjamin Fessenden, Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden, Charles Augustus Otis, Sr. and James Otis; third cousin thrice removed of William Barret Ridgely and Austin Eugene Lathrop; fourth cousin of Stephen Daniel Tilden, Moses Younglove Tilden and Samuel Jones Tilden; fourth cousin once removed of John Quincy Adams, Daniel Rose Tilden, Calvin Tilden Hulburd, Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875) and George Bailey Loring.
  Political families: Otis family of Connecticut; Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otis, Charles Augustus, Sr. (1827-1905) — also known as Charles A. Otis — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Bloomfield, Muskingum County, Ohio, January 30, 1827. Democrat. Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1873-74. Founder, Otis Iron and Steel Co. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 28, 1905 (age 78 years, 149 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Augustus Otis (1794-1868) and Eliza (Proctor) Otis (1794-1856); married, September 8, 1853, to Mary Jane Sheppard (died 1860); married, October 14, 1863, to Ann Eliza Sheppard; nephew of William Shaw Chandler Otis; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin once removed of John Otis and James Otis; third cousin twice removed of Harrison Gray Otis and Asahel Otis; fourth cousin once removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr., Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg and Asa H. Otis (1797-1855).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otis, Charles Eugene (1846-1917) — also known as Charles E. Otis — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born, in a log cabin, Prairieville, Barry County, Mich., May 11, 1846. Democrat. District judge in Minnesota 2nd District, 1889-1902; candidate for justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1904. Died November 26, 1917 (age 71 years, 199 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Otis (1798-1853) and Caroline Abigail (Curtiss) Otis; brother of George Lorenzo Otis; married to Elizabeth Noyes Ransom (niece of Epaphroditus Ransom); first cousin once removed of Harris F. Otis (1816-1861); second cousin of John Grant Otis; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin once removed of John Otis; third cousin twice removed of Harrison Gray Otis.
  Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Otis, Darlene McCulligh — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 23rd District, 1976. Female. Still living as of 1976.
  Otis, David Perry (1809-1890) — also known as David P. Otis — of Salem, New London County, Conn.; Norwich, New London County, Conn.; Niantic, East Lyme, New London County, Conn. Born in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., February 28, 1809. Merchant; piano manufacturing business; member of Connecticut state senate 9th District, 1860. Died December 30, 1890 (age 81 years, 305 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Otis (1776-1860) and Nancy (Perry) Otis (1779-1866); married, March 21, 1832, to Hannah Comstock (1811-1836); married, October 4, 1837, to Julia Ann Florence (1819-1892); first cousin twice removed of Ralph Chester Otis; second cousin of Oran Gray Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917); second cousin once removed of Lauren Ford Otis; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin of Asa H. Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) and Norton Prentiss Otis; fourth cousin of John Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, Harris F. Otis (1816-1861) and James Otis.
  Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Otis, Duval H. — of Rutherford, Bergen County, N.J. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Edna M. — of East Tawas, Iosco County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1947. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Frank — of Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Mayor of Alameda, Calif., 1919-25. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, George Lorenzo (1829-1882) — also known as George L. Otis — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Homer, Cortland County, N.Y., October 7, 1829. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 2, 1857-58; member of Minnesota state senate 21st District, 1866; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1867-68; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1869. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 29, 1882 (age 52 years, 173 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Otis (1798-1853) and Caroline Abigail (Curtiss) Otis; brother of Charles Eugene Otis; married 1858 to Mary Virginia (Mix) Morrison; first cousin once removed of Harris F. Otis (1816-1861); second cousin of John Grant Otis; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin once removed of John Otis; third cousin twice removed of Harrison Gray Otis.
  Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Otis, Harold — Socialist. Candidate for Michigan state senate 9th District, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Harris F. (1816-1861) — of Danby, Rutland County, Vt.; Manchester, Bennington County, Vt.; Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Vermont, June 3, 1816. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1849; mayor of Topeka, Kan., 1860-61. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., 1861 (age about 45 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of David Harris Otis (1775-1847) and Sarah (Rogers) Otis (1779-1864); married 1836 to Elizabeth H. Haviland (1817-1841); married to Pauline Lumpham; father-in-law of Thaddeus H. Walker; father of John Grant Otis; first cousin once removed of George Lorenzo Otis and Charles Eugene Otis; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis (1740-1814); third cousin of John Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848); fourth cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Asa H. Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, David Perry Otis, James Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York; Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Otis, Harris F. — of Danby, Rutland County, Vt. Member of Vermont state house of representatives from Danby, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Harrison Gray (1765-1848) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 8, 1765. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1796, 1803-05; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1803-05; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1796; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1797-1801; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1805; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1814; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1817-22; Federalist candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1823; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1829-32. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 28, 1848 (age 83 years, 20 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Allyne Otis and Elizabeth (Gray) Otis (1745-1779); married, May 31, 1790, to Sally Foster (1770-1836); grandfather of James Otis (1836-1898); second great-grandfather of Robert Helyer Thayer; second cousin once removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden; second cousin thrice removed of Albert Clinton Griswold; third cousin of Asahel Otis; third cousin once removed of Oran Gray Otis, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Asa H. Otis (1797-1855), John Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, David Perry Otis, Harris F. Otis, James Otis (1826-1875) and Harrison Gray Otis; third cousin twice removed of Charles Augustus Otis, Sr., George Lorenzo Otis, John Grant Otis, Norton Prentiss Otis, Lauren Ford Otis and Charles Eugene Otis; fourth cousin of Chillus Doty; fourth cousin once removed of James Duane Doty, George Bailey Loring and Abraham Lansing.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The town of Harrison, Maine, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: Harrison Gray Otis Blake
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otis, Harrison Gray (1837-1917) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Washington County, Ohio, February 10, 1837. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1860; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1892; general in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Died, from a rupture of the heart, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 30, 1917 (age 80 years, 170 days). Interment at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Dyer) Otis (1789-1879) and Stephen Otis (born 1784); married, September 11, 1859, to Eliza A. Wetherby (died 1904); second cousin of Oran Gray Otis and David Perry Otis; second cousin once removed of Lauren Ford Otis; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis and Ralph Chester Otis; third cousin of Asa H. Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis and Norton Prentiss Otis (1840-1905); fourth cousin of John Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, Harris F. Otis and James Otis.
  Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otis, Henry Dalton — of Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Hugh — of Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J. Independent candidate for mayor of Hackensack, N.J., 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, James (1826-1875) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 11, 1826. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; importer and exporter; Presidential Elector for California, 1860; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1872 (delegation chair); mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1873-75; died in office 1875. Unitarian. Died, of diphtheria, in San Francisco, Calif., October 30, 1875 (age 49 years, 80 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Otis (1775-1858) and Hannah Leavitt (Waters) Otis (c.1787-1880); married 1858 to Lucy Hamilton Macondray (1832-1922); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin of John Otis and William Shaw Chandler Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) and Charles Augustus Otis, Sr. (1827-1905); fourth cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Asa H. Otis, David Perry Otis, Harris F. Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Otis, James (1836-1898) — of New York. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 12, 1836. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1878; member of New York state senate 1st District, 1884-85. Member, Union League. Died, from congestion of the lungs, in Bellport, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., July 22, 1898 (age 61 years, 283 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James William Otis (1800-1869) and Martha Crapon (Church) Otis (1807-1888); married, March 31, 1863, to Adelia Ludlum (1837-1890); grandson of Harrison Gray Otis; granduncle of Robert Helyer Thayer; great-grandson of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin once removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Asahel Otis; fourth cousin of Benjamin Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden; fourth cousin once removed of Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Asa H. Otis (1797-1855) and Albert Clinton Griswold.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Otis, James E. — of Tuckerton, Ocean County, N.J. Born in Connecticut. Republican. U.S. Collector of Customs, 1891. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Joe — of Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, John (1801-1857) — of Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Maine, 1801. Lawyer; member of Maine state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1849-51. Died August 17, 1857 (age about 56 years). Interment at Hallowell Cemetery, Hallowell, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Otis (born 1768; parents were both Otis) and Elizabeth (Stanchfield) Otis; married 1831 to Harriet Frances Vaughn; married, August 21, 1848, to Ellen Grant; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin of William Shaw Chandler Otis, Harris F. Otis and James Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848), Charles Augustus Otis, Sr., George Lorenzo Otis, John Grant Otis and Charles Eugene Otis; fourth cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Asa H. Otis (1797-1855), David Perry Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Otis, John — Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, John C. — of Hamilton County, Ohio. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives from Hamilton County; elected 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, John E. — of West New York, Hudson County, N.J. Mayor of West New York, N.J., 1898-1902. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of John E. Otis, Jr. (1909?-?).
  Otis, John E., Jr. — of West New York, Hudson County, N.J. Mayor of West New York, N.J., 1949-54. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John E. Otis (1858?-?).
  Otis, John F. — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. Democrat. Mayor of Oswego, N.Y., 1932-33; chair of Oswego County Democratic Party, 1941-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948 (alternate). Burial location unknown.
  Otis, John Grant (1838-1916) — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Danby, Rutland County, Vt., 1838. U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1891-93. Died in 1916 (age about 78 years). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Harris F. Otis and Elizabeth H. (Haviland) Otis (1817-1841); married to Bina A. Numan; second cousin of George Lorenzo Otis and Charles Eugene Otis; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis (1740-1814); third cousin once removed of John Otis; third cousin twice removed of Harrison Gray Otis.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York; Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Otis, John H. — Member of New York state senate 8th District, 1852-53. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, L. P. — of Illinois. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Lauren Ford (1842-1917) — also known as Lauren F. Otis — of Allegan County, Mich. Born near Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., September 10, 1842. Republican. Dry goods merchant; fruit grower; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Allegan County 1st District, 1895-98. Died, of apoplexy, November 19, 1917 (age 75 years, 70 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Otis and Elizabeth D. (Eager) Otis; married, August 14, 1872, to Mary McLallen (died 1884); married, December 28, 1902, to Nettie E. Davis; first cousin once removed of Oran Gray Otis; second cousin once removed of David Perry Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917); second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin once removed of Asa H. Otis (1797-1855) and Ralph Chester Otis; third cousin twice removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848); fourth cousin of Norton Prentiss Otis.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Otis, M. E. See Merrill E. Otis
  Otis, Merrill E. (1884-1944) — also known as M. E. Otis — Born in Nodaway County, Mo., July 7, 1884. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1914; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, 1925-44; died in office 1944. Died December 23, 1944 (age 60 years, 169 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Otis, Michael J. — of Fulton, Oswego County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Otis, Norton Prentiss (1840-1905) — also known as Norton P. Otis — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Halifax, Windham County, Vt., March 18, 1840. Republican. Mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1880-82; defeated, 1886; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1884; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1903-05; defeated, 1900; died in office 1905. Died in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., February 20, 1905 (age 64 years, 339 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Hudson Terrace, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Elisha Graves Otis (1811-1861; inventor; elevator pioneer, founder of Otis Elevator Company) and Susan (Houghton) Otis (1811-1842); married 1877 to Lizzie A. Fahs; father of Charles Edwin Otis (son-in-law of J. Harvey Bell); second cousin once removed of Asa H. Otis (1797-1855); second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin once removed of Oran Gray Otis, David Perry Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917); third cousin twice removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848); fourth cousin of Lauren Ford Otis.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Otis, Oliver — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Democrat. Candidate for mayor of Rockland, Maine, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Oran Gray (1795-1836) — of Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, N.Y. Born December 5, 1795. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Saratoga County, 1831-32. Died, of apoplexy, in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., June 28, 1836 (age 40 years, 206 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Perez Otis (1773-1851) and Deborah (Gillett) Otis (1776-1858); married to Lucy Kingman; first cousin once removed of Lauren Ford Otis; second cousin of David Perry Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis and Ralph Chester Otis; third cousin of Asa H. Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) and Norton Prentiss Otis; fourth cousin of John Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, Harris F. Otis (1816-1861) and James Otis.
  Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Otis, Ralph Chester (b. 1870) — also known as Ralph C. Otis — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 8, 1870. Republican. Banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Edward Otis (1830-1902) and Maria (Taylor) Otis (1836-1910); married, November 23, 1899, to Sarane Seelye (born 1872); first cousin twice removed of David Perry Otis; second cousin twice removed of Oran Gray Otis and Harrison Gray Otis; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin once removed of Lauren Ford Otis; third cousin twice removed of Asa H. Otis (1797-1855).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Lansing family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Otis, Ralph E. — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1920; candidate for mayor of Pittsfield, Mass., 1939. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Samuel Allyne (1740-1814) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass., November 24, 1740. Merchant; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1776-85; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1784-85; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1780; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1787-88; Secretary of the United States Senate, 1789-1814. Died in Washington, D.C., April 22, 1814 (age 73 years, 149 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Otis (1702-1778) and Mary (Allyne) Otis (1702-1774); married, December 31, 1764, to Elizabeth Gray (1745-1779); married, March 28, 1782, to Mary (Smith) Gray; father of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848); great-grandfather of James Otis (1836-1898); third great-grandfather of Robert Helyer Thayer; first cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden; first cousin four times removed of Albert Clinton Griswold; second cousin once removed of Asahel Otis; second cousin twice removed of Oran Gray Otis, Day Otis Kellogg, Asa H. Otis, Dwight Kellogg, John Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, David Perry Otis, Harris F. Otis, James Otis (1826-1875) and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917); second cousin thrice removed of Charles Augustus Otis, Sr., George Lorenzo Otis, John Grant Otis, Norton Prentiss Otis, Lauren Ford Otis and Charles Eugene Otis; second cousin four times removed of Ralph Chester Otis; third cousin once removed of Chillus Doty; third cousin twice removed of James Duane Doty, George Bailey Loring and Abraham Lansing; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Doty.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Otis, Samuel D. — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Populist candidate for mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Samuel G. — of Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine. Democrat. Mayor of Hallowell, Maine, 1914-15. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Sara E. — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Republican. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Concord 4th Ward, 1948; elected New Hampshire state senate 15th District 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Steve — of Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Mayor of Rye, N.Y., 1998-2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Otis, Thomas — of Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, Waldemier — of Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Otis, William Shaw Chandler (1807-c.1887) — also known as William S. C. Otis — of Summit County, Ohio. Born in Massachusetts, August 24, 1807. Lawyer; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Summit County, 1850-51. Died about 1887 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Otis and Philena (Shaw) Otis; married 1836 to Hannah Mygatt (died 1840); married to Laura Lyman; uncle of Charles Augustus Otis, Sr. (1827-1905); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin of John Otis and James Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848); fourth cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Asa H. Otis, David Perry Otis, Harris F. Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


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Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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