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PRESEL (Soundex P624) — See also ALLAMPRESE, DRESEL, PEERLESS, PERLES, PESLER, PRES, PRESENT, PRIESSEL, PROESEL, SLEEPER.

  Presel, Joseph A. (b. 1941) — of Rhode Island. Born in 1941. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, 1997-. Still living as of 1998.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary


PRESENT (Soundex P625) — See also ALLAMPRESE, ANDRESEN, BAERRESEN, CRESENCIO, CRESENZI, PRAESENT, PREGENT, PRES, PRESEL, THORESEN.

  Present, Jess J. (b. 1921) — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 28, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; jeweler; director, First National Bank of Jamestown; chair of Chautauqua County Republican Party, 1964-66; member of New York state assembly, 1966-68 (164th District 1966, 150th District 1967-68). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Grotto. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Elaine Coates.


PRESIDENT (Soundex P623) — See also ACCIDENTAL, BREIDENTHAL, BRIDENTHAL, CALABRESI, CASSIDENTO, COFRESI, CRESIMORE, CRESITELLO, DESIDERIO, HANNESIDE, TERESITA, TRESILLIAN, TRESINO, WHITESIDE, WHITESIDES.

  President, Dude: See Chester Alan Arthur
  President, The Accidental: See John Quincy Adams — Millard Fillmore — Lyndon Baines Johnson — John Tyler
  President, The Veto: See Grover Cleveland


PRESKI (Soundex P620) — See also GABRESKI, GREGORESKI, GRESKI, PRES, PRESCO, PRISCO, PROSKEY, PROSKY, SKIPPER, SPIKER.

  Preski, Brian — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008. Still living as of 2008.


PRESLAR (Soundex P624) — See also BRESLAU, BRESLAUER, BRESLAW, KEESLAR, KESSLAR, MCSLARROW, MESLAR, PREISLER, PRES, PRESLER, PRESLEY, PRESSLER, PROSSLER, TRESSLAR.

  Preslar, Charles F. — of Indiana. People's candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1900. Burial location unknown.


PRESLER (Soundex P624) — See also BAESLER, BRESLER, CESLER, CHESLER, ESLER, FESLER, GIESLER, KEESLER, KESLER, MESLER, PESLER, PREISLER, PRES, PRESLAR, PRESLEY, PRESSLER, PROSSLER, ROESLER, SESLER, YESLER.

  Presler, J. M. — of Comanche, Comanche County, Tex. Member of Texas state senate 26th District, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.


PRESLEY (Soundex P624) — See also BRESLER, PERSLEY, PRES, PRESLAR, PRESLER, PRESSLEY, PRESSLY.

  PRESLEY: See also Mary Martha Merritt
  Presley, Florence C. — of Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Presley, Kathleen — of Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Presley, Lawrence — of St. Louis, Mo. Republican. Candidate in primary for Missouri state attorney general, 1944; candidate for Missouri state senate 3rd District, 1964. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Presley, Lawrence H. — of Buffalo, Dallas County, Mo. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Dallas County, 1931-36. Burial location unknown.
  Presley, Marion — of West Frankfort, Franklin County, Ill. Republican. Chair of Franklin County Republican Party, 2002; mayor of West Frankfort, Ill., 2007. Still living as of 2007.
  Presley, Mary Martha See Mary Martha Merritt
  Presley, Michael J. — American Independent candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Presley, Russell Vern II — of Grundy, Buchanan County, Va. Democrat. Candidate for Virginia state house of delegates 3rd District, 2011. Still living as of 2011.
  Presley, Van — Green. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 2004. Still living as of 2004.


PRESNELL (Soundex P625) — See also BRESNEHEN, BRESNER, BUSNELLI, CHISNELL, DUFRESNE, GOSNELL, GRESNER, NELL, PENSLER, PLESSNER, PRES, PRESSNALL, QUESNEL, SNELL, SNELLER, SNELLING, SNELLINGS.

  PRESNELL: See also Rush Hudson Limbaugh
  Presnell, Edwin E. — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 24th District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Presnell, G. W. H. — of Sikeston, Scott County, Mo. Democrat. Mayor of Sikeston, Mo., 1942-45. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Presnell, Robert — of Burnsville, Yancey County, N.C. Republican. Chair of Yancey County Republican Party, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


PRESONS (Soundex P625) — See also BORESON, CRESON, GARRESON, PARSONS, PEARSONS, PERSONIUS, PERSONS, PRES, RESOLVA, RESOR, RESOWSKI, THORESON.

  Presons, Mrs. Mark K. — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1953. Female. Still living as of 1953.


PRESS (Soundex P620) — See also BRESS, CIPRESSO, FRESS, GRESS, PEERS, PERESS, PERS, PREES, PREIS, PREISS, PRES, PRESSER, PRESSL, PRESSLER, PRESSLEY, PRESSLY, PRESSMAN, PRESSNALL, PRESSON, PREUS, PREUSS, PRIEHS, PRIES, PROSS, PRUSS, PRYSE, RESS, SPEER, SPERR, SPRESSER.

  PRESS: See also Press Atwood — Press Duffin, Jr. — Press Lowrance
  Press, Dolores M. — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.
  Press, Harry — of Essex County, N.J. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1952, 1960; Socialist Labor candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1961. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Press, Robert — of New York. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Press, Samuel — of Essex County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1917. Burial location unknown.
  Press, William L. — of New Castle County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 11th District, 1953-54. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


PRESSER (Soundex P626) — See also BERGSTRESSER, BERKSTRESSER, BERSTRESSER, CIPRESSO, DRESSER, ESSER, GRESSER, PREISER, PRES, PRESS, PRESSL, PRESSLER, PRESSLEY, PRESSLY, PRESSMAN, PRESSNALL, PRESSON, PREUSSER, PRICER, PRIZER, PROSSER, PRUSER, PURSER, SPRESSER.

  Presser, Dorothy A. — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Presser, E. J. — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Presser, Janice — of New Jersey. Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 1996, 1998. Female. Still living as of 1998.


PRESSL (Soundex P624) — See also CIPRESSO, PRES, PRESS, PRESSER, PRESSLER, PRESSLEY, PRESSLY, PRESSMAN, PRESSNALL, PRESSON, SPERL, SPRESSER.

  Pressl, Lance — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.


PRESSLER (Soundex P624) — See also BRESSLER, CIPRESSO, CRESSLER, DRESSLER, KRESSLER, PREISLER, PRES, PRESLAR, PRESLER, PRESS, PRESSER, PRESSL, PRESSLEY, PRESSLY, PRESSMAN, PRESSNALL, PRESSON, PROSSLER, RESSLER, SPRESSER, TRESSLER.

  Pressler, Henry C. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 1968, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Pressler, Herman — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Pressler, Larry Lee (b. 1942) — also known as Larry Pressler — of Humboldt, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., March 29, 1942. Republican. Rhodes scholar; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1975-79; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1979-97; defeated, 1996. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; American Legion; Phi Beta Kappa; Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Pressler, Orville E. — of Albion, Noble County, Ind. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Pressler, Wilford — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


PRESSLEY (Soundex P624) — See also BRESSLER, CIPRESSO, CRESSLER, CROSSLEY, DRESSLER, GRASSLEY, KRESSLER, NISSLEY, PERSLEY, PRES, PRESLEY, PRESS, PRESSER, PRESSL, PRESSLER, PRESSLY, PRESSMAN, PRESSNALL, PRESSON, RESSLER, SPRESSER, TRESSLER, WESSLEY.

  PRESSLEY: See also Jonathan Pressley Dyar — Gordon Pressley Fought
  Pressley, E. F. — of DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, La. Mayor of DeRidder, La., 1912-14. Burial location unknown.
  Pressley, Gloria B. — of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Pressley, John Gotea (1833-1895) — of Kingstree, Williamsburg District (now Williamsburg County), S.C. Born in Williamsburg District (now Williamsburg County), S.C., May 24, 1833. Lawyer; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Williamsburg, 1860-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., July 5, 1895 (age 62 years, 42 days). Interment at Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Santa Rosa, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Brockington Pressley (1810-1863) and Sarah (Gotea) Pressley (1812-1874); married to Julia Caroline Burckmyer (1833-1907).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Pressley, Lawrence A. — of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. Mayor of Santa Rosa, Calif., 1923. Burial location unknown.


PRESSLY (Soundex P624) — See also CIPRESSO, HAESSLY, JOSSLYN, PRES, PRESLEY, PRESS, PRESSER, PRESSL, PRESSLER, PRESSLEY, PRESSMAN, PRESSNALL, PRESSON, ROSSLYN, SPRESSER.

  PRESSLY: See also John Taylor Adams — Archibald Ingram Barron — Pressly N. Guthrie — David Pressly Robinson
  Pressly, Charles P. — U.S. Vice Consul in Marseille, as of 1897; Paris, as of 1914-19. Burial location unknown.
  Pressly, Neill Erskine (b. 1850) — also known as Neill E. Pressly — Born in Moffattsville, Anderson County, S.C., September 11, 1850. Missionary; U.S. Vice Consul in Tampico, 1882-1907; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Tampico, 1909-14. Burial location unknown.


PRESSMAN (Soundex P625) — See also CHESSMAN, CIPRESSO, CONGRESSMAN, CRESSMAN, ESSMAN, ESSMANN, GESSMAN, GRIESSMAN, PRES, PRESS, PRESSER, PRESSL, PRESSLER, PRESSLEY, PRESSLY, PRESSNALL, PRESSON, PRUSSMAN, SLESSMAN, SPRESSER, STESSMAN, TESSMAN.

  Pressman, Hyman A. — of Baltimore, Md. Independent candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Pressman, Lee — of New York. American Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Pressman, Nathan (1912-1993) — of Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 24, 1912. Socialist. Longtime Socialist Labor Party activist; jailed briefly during World War II for draft resistance, but subsequently accepted induction into the U.S. Army; several time candidate for mayor of Ellenville, N.Y.; Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1972; expelled from Socialist Labor Party, 1984. Died, in Ellenville Community Hospital, Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y., September 25, 1993 (age 81 years, 93 days). Interment at Workmen's Circle Cemetery, Wawarsing town, Ulster County, N.Y.


PRESSNALL (Soundex P625) — See also CESSNA, CIPRESSO, CISSNA, PRESNELL, PRESS, PRESSER, PRESSL, PRESSLER, PRESSLEY, PRESSLY, PRESSMAN, PRESSON, SPRESSER.

  Pressnall, J. Philip — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Pressnall, Philip See J. Philip Pressnall


PRESSON (Soundex P625) — See also BESSON, BESSONETT, CIPRESSO, CLESSON, CRESSON, ESSON, FRESSOLA, HESSON, KESSON, KUNDESSON, MCKESSON, MOMPESSON, MONTRESSOR, PEERSON, PERSON, PERSOON, PERSSON, POSNER, PRES, PRESS, PRESSER, PRESSL, PRESSLER, PRESSLEY, PRESSLY, PRESSMAN, PRESSNALL, PRISON, PROZAN, PRUSSIN, RESSOR, SPOONER, SPRESSER, TESSON, WESSON.

  Presson, Ed — of Silver City, Grant County, N.M. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Presson, Ira — of Camden, Benton County, Tenn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Presson, Leonard J. — of Gloucester, Essex County, Mass. Democrat. Postmaster at Gloucester, Mass., 1894-98. Burial location unknown.
  Presson, Leonard Jarvis — of Gloucester, Essex County, Mass. Postmaster at Gloucester, Mass., 1834-39. Burial location unknown.
  Presson, William A. — of Richardson County, Neb. Member Nebraska territorial council, 1867; member of Nebraska state senate, 1867. Burial location unknown.


PRESTA (Soundex P623) — See also AGRESTA, ESTA, FORESTALL, FORRESTAL, FRESTADIUS, PARISOT, PASTER, PERESSUTTI, PESTA, PRECIAT, PRES, PRESTAGE, PRESTANSKI, PRESTIA, PRESTO, PRIEST, RESTAINO, RESTALL.

  Presta, Millie — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.


PRESTAGE (Soundex P623) — See also AGRESTA, FORESTALL, FORRESTAL, FRESTADIUS, PRES, PRESTA, PRESTANSKI, RESTAINO, RESTALL, STAGE, STAGEBERG, STAGER, TAGE, TESTAGROSSA.

  Prestage, Grady — of Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Prestage, James G. — Progressive. Candidate for Michigan state senate 8th District, 1914. Burial location unknown.


PRESTANSKI (Soundex P623) — See also AGRESTA, BESTANROS, CONSTANS, FORESTALL, FORRESTAL, FRESTADIUS, HESTAND, HIESTAND, PRESTA, PRESTAGE, RESTAINO, RESTALL, SESTANOVICH, STANS, STANSBERRY, STANSBOROUGH, STANSBURY, STANSEL, STANSELL, STANSFIELD, STANSKY, STANSTREET, TESTANI.

  Prestanski, Harry — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Prestanski, Jeanene — of Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.


PRESTERA (Soundex P623) — See also BASTERASH, BASTERAT, FORESTER, FORRESTER, PORSTER, PRES, PRIESTER, TERA, TRESTER.

  Prestera, G. Michele — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates; elected 1972, 1974. Female. Still living as of 1974.
  Prestera, Michael R. (d. 1970) — of Cabell County, W.Va. Democrat. Elected West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County 1970, but died before taking office. Died in 1970. Burial location unknown.
  Prestera, Michele See G. Michele Prestera


PRESTHUS (Soundex P623) — See also ARTHUS, ESTHELDA, ESTHER, HOLTHUSEN, LOFTHUS, MATHUSEK, OFSTHUN, POSTHUMUS, PRES, PRISTAS, RHAMANTHUS, STHUETTE, WESTHAFER, WESTHEIMER, WESTHOFF, WESTHUES.

  Presthus, Linda Jean — of Edina, Hennepin County, Minn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.


PRESTIA (Soundex P623) — See also AGRESTI, CESTIA, LOPRESTI, PARISOT, PERESSUTTI, PRECIAT, PRES, PRESTA, PRESTINE, PRESTO, PRIEST, RESTIANO, RESTIVO, URESTI.

  Prestia, Charles J. (b. 1909) — of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., September 3, 1909. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Britain, 1937-38; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1945-47. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Eagles. Burial location unknown.
  Prestia, Michael J. — of Hudson County, N.J. Republican. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1959. Still living as of 1959.


PRESTINE (Soundex P623) — See also AGRESTI, CELESTINE, EARNESTINE, JESTINE, LOPRESTI, NOTESTINE, PALESTINE, PERISTIANY, PRES, PRESTIA, PRESTON, RESTIANO, RESTIVO, STINE, TINE, URESTI.

  Prestine, Arthur — of Depew, Erie County, N.Y. Mayor of Depew, N.Y., 1935-41. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


PRESTO (Soundex P623) — See also CRESTON, ESTO, FIRESTONE, LAURESTON, LOPRESTO, PARISOT, PERESSUTTI, PETROSS, POSTER, PRECIAT, PRES, PRESTA, PRESTIA, PRESTON, PRIEST, STROPE.

  Presto, John A. — of Rock Hill, York County, S.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2008. Still living as of 2008.


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