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RANKIN (Soundex R525) — See also BLANKINSHIP, FRANKIE, FRANKIN, HANKIN, HANKINS, HANKINSON, KIRNAN, MANKIN, MANKINS, PANKIN, RANIN, RANK, RANKEN, RANKINE, RINCON.

  RANKIN: See also Adam Rankin Alexander — Stanley Nelson Barnes — H. Paul Bestor — Edward Blythin — Sonny Bono — Wareham G. Clark — Wade H. Cloyd — William Andres Cumming — William M. Cumming — Charles Vaughn Ferguson, Jr. — Roy Lynde Fernald — Louis FitzHenry — John Rankin Franklin — John Rankin Gamble — Rankin M. Gibson — George Washington Finley Harper — Grover Cleveland Helm — J. Rankin Martin — Zoe S. Nabers — Mrs. Rankin Powell — Jackson Harvey Ralston — John Rankin Rogers — Rankin Walkup — Rankin C. Walkup — Rankin Wiley, Jr. — James Rankin Young
  Rankin, A. A. — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Alexander C. — of Oxford, Furnas County, Neb. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Andrew E. — Vermont secretary of civil and military affairs, 1876-78. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, B. P. — of Nebraska. Treasurer of Nebraska Territory, 1855. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, B. S. See Barrick Samuel Rankin
  Rankin, Barney See Walter R. Rankin
  Rankin, Barrick Samuel (b. 1872) — also known as B. S. Rankin — of Kingwood, Preston County, W.Va. Born in Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., July 16, 1872. Republican. Physician; surgeon; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Preston County, 1929-32; resigned 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, C. F. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Carolyn P. — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984. Female. Still living as of 1984.
  Rankin, Christopher (1788-1826) — of Natchez, Adams County, Miss. Born in Pennsylvania, 1788. Democrat. Member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1813; Mississippi territory attorney general Western District, 1814-17; member of Mississippi state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1819-26; died in office 1826. Died in 1826 (age about 38 years). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rankin, Claude A. — of Arkansas. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1939. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Daniel (1862-1921) — of Oceana County, Mich. Born in 1862. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Oceana County, 1921; died in office 1921. Died October 5, 1921 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, David — of Tarkio, Atchison County, Mo. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Donald — of Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Mich. Mayor of Big Rapids, Mich., 1953-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Doris B. — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Rankin, Ed — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 30th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Rankin, Edmond S. (c.1856-1924) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Pennsylvania, about 1856. Republican. Dry goods merchant; insurance business; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1902. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1924 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. John Rankin.
  Rankin, Edward O. — of Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio. Postmaster at Vandalia, Ohio, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Francis H. (b. 1818) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in 1818. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1861-64 (Genesee County 1st District 1861-62, Genesee County 2nd District 1863-64); member of Michigan state senate 19th District, 1877-78; postmaster at Flint, Mich., 1881-83. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Francis H., Jr. (1854-1925) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., December 28, 1854. Republican. Newspaper publisher; printer; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1891-92; director, Union Trust and Savings Bank. Member, Freemasons. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., December 7, 1925 (age 70 years, 344 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  Rankin, Frederick W. A., Jr. — of Florida. Secretary of state of Florida, 1880-81. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, George, Jr. (c.1869-1949) — of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Scotland, about 1869. Banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924; member of Pennsylvania state senate 44th District, 1935-38; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1944, 1948. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Elks. Died in 1949 (age about 80 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wilkinsburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George Rankin and Agnes Rankin; married to Annie E. Flanagan.
  Rankin, George D. — of Cranford, Union County, N.J. Republican. Chair of Union County Republican Party, 1945. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Grace O. — of Wells, York County, Maine. Postmaster at Wells, Maine, 1901. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Harry — of Columbia, Marion County, Miss. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Harry D. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state senate 24th District, 1990. Still living as of 1990.
  Rankin, Henry C. (1843-1915) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., December 1, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; superintendent of schools; land agent; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1911-12; defeated (Progressive), 1912. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died July 15, 1915 (age 71 years, 226 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rankin, Henry L. — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Democrat. Acting postmaster at Beaumont, Tex., 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Herman — of California. Member of California state assembly 12th District, 1875-77. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Howard — of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, I. C. — of Minden, Kearney County, Neb. Delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, J. C. W. — of Cranford, Union County, N.J. Mayor of Cranford, N.J., 1901, 1902, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, J. Lee See James Lee Rankin
  Rankin, J. Riley — of Sparta, Randolph County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, J. W. — of Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, J. W. — of Martin, Weakley County, Tenn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Jairas — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Democrat. Postmaster at Sheboygan, Wis., 1845-47. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, James — of Sewickleyville (now Sewickley), Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Sewickleyville, Pa., 1866-69. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, James — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Rankin, James Lee (1907-1996) — also known as J. Lee Rankin — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Weston, Fairfield County, Conn.; Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Hartington, Cedar County, Neb., July 7, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Solicitor General, 1956-61; general counsel for the Warren Commission; New York City Corporation Counsel, 1966-72; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1966. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Delta Phi. Died, following a series of strokes, in Batterson's Convalescent Home at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Calif., June 28, 1996 (age 88 years, 357 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Herman P. Rankin and Lois (Gable) Rankin; married 1931 to Gertrude Carpenter (died 1995).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Rankin, James T. — of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Tex. Democrat. Postmaster at Corpus Christi, Tex., 1894-98. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Jeannette (1880-1973) — of Missoula, Missoula County, Mont.; Carmel, Monterey County, Calif. Born near Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., June 11, 1880. Social worker; U.S. Representative from Montana, 1917-19, 1941-43 (2nd District 1917-19, 1st District 1941-43); National candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1918. Female. Member, American Civil Liberties Union. Voted against U.S. participation in World Wars I and II; inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1993. Died in Carmel, Monterey County, Calif., May 18, 1973 (age 92 years, 341 days). Interment at Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Mont.
  Relatives: Daughter of John Rankin (1840-1904) and Olive (Pickering) Rankin (1853-1947); sister of Wellington Duncan Rankin (1884-1966) (who married Opal Louise Replogle).
  Political family: Galt family of Martinsdale, Montana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Rankin, Joe — of Ralls, Crosby County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Rankin, John — of Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y. Mayor of Binghamton, N.Y., 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, John C., Jr. — of Elizabeth, Union County, N.J. Republican. Mayor of Elizabeth, N.J., 1890-98. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, John Elliott (1882-1960) — also known as John E. Rankin — of Tupelo, Lee County, Miss. Born in Itawamba County, Miss., March 29, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1921-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1948; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1947. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Woodmen; American Legion; Rotary. Died November 26, 1960 (age 78 years, 242 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, West Point, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Braxton Rankin and Modest (Rutledge) Rankin; married, October 1, 1919, to Annie Laurie Burrous.
  Cross-reference: Frank E. Hook
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rankin, John K. — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Postmaster at Lawrence, Kan., 1867-71. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, John M. — of Lee County, Iowa. Iowa state attorney general, 1940-47. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, John R. — of Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C. Democrat. Postmaster at Gastonia, N.C., 1914-20. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, John W. — of Pennsylvania. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Jonathan Thomas (born c.1822) — also known as Jonathan T. Rankin — of Greenfield, Dade County, Mo. Born in Tennessee, about 1822. Merchant; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 17th District, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Joseph (1833-1886) — of Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis. Born in Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., September 25, 1833. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1860, 1871-74; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1876 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1880 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Wisconsin state senate, 1877-82; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1883-86; died in office 1886. Died January 24, 1886 (age 52 years, 121 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rankin, Karl Lott (1898-1991) — also known as Karl L. Rankin — of South Bridgton, Bridgton, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wis., September 4, 1898. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Belgrade, as of 1940; U.S. Consul General in Canton, as of 1949; Hong Kong, 1949-50; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to China, 1950-53; U.S. Ambassador to China (Taiwan), 1953-57; Yugoslavia, 1957-61. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Kappa Sigma. Died January 15, 1991 (age 92 years, 133 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Emmett Woollen Rankin and Alberta (Lott) Rankin; married, October 3, 1925, to Pauline Jordan (died 1976); married 1978 to Ruth Thompson Garcelon.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Rankin, L. D. — of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Tex. Republican. Acting postmaster at Lubbock, Tex., 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Lee See James Lee Rankin
  Rankin, Louise Replogle See Louise R. Galt
  Rankin, Maurice — of Fulton, Callaway County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Missouri state house of representatives from Callaway County, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Rankin, Michael — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Candidate for mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1985. Still living as of 1985.
  Rankin, Noel — of Silver City, Grant County, N.M. Delegate to New Mexico state constitutional convention, 1969. Still living as of 1969.
  Rankin, O. A. — of Conway, Horry County, S.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956. Still living as of 1956.
  Rankin, Otwell (b. 1916) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky.; Erlanger, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Harrison County, Ky., June 23, 1916. Democrat. Chair of Kenton County Democratic Party, 1959-67; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964. Methodist. Member, Phi Kappa Tau. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Grover C. Rankin and Alice Mae (Townsend) Rankin; married, December 20, 1940, to Katherine Prather.
  Rankin, Raymond M. — of Columbia, Howard County, Md. Democrat. Candidate for Maryland state senate 13th District, 1998; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Rankin, Reuben — of Fayette County, Ohio. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives from Fayette County; elected 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Richard — of Lincoln County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Lincoln County, 1844-45, 1850-51. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Richard — of Gaston County, N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Gaston County, 1856-57. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Riley See J. Riley Rankin
  Rankin, Robert A. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 5th District, 1940, 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Robert E. — of Abilene, Taylor County, Tex. Democrat. Postmaster at Abilene, Tex., 1914-23. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Robert J. — of Austin, Scott County, Ind. Democrat. Postmaster at Austin, Ind., 1859-64. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Robert L. — U.S. Attorney for Oregon, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Robert L. — U.S. Consul in Warsaw, as of 1920; Frontera, as of 1924; Newcastle, as of 1926-27; Brisbane, as of 1929. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Robert M. — of San Francisco, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Rankin, Robert R. — of Carson, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 2004-08. Still living as of 2008.
  Rankin, Ronald D. — Independent candidate for Governor of Idaho, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Rankin, Sam — of Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Montana at-large, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Rankin, Samuel E. — of Washington County, Iowa. Iowa state treasurer, 1867-73. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Stacey B. — of Clark County, Ohio. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives from Clark County; elected 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Thomas V. — of Monticello, Drew County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Tom — of Florence, Pinal County, Ariz. Mayor of Florence, Ariz., 2013. Still living as of 2014.
  Rankin, W. M. — of Tarkio, Atchison County, Mo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1920; chair of Atchison County Republican Party, 1921-28. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, Walter R. (1904-1983) — also known as Barney Rankin — of Montana. Born December 30, 1904. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1946. Died December 19, 1983 (age 78 years, 354 days). Interment at Soldier's Chapel, Big Sky Canyon Village, Mont.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rankin, Wellington Duncan (1884-1966) — also known as Wellington D. Rankin — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Missoula, Missoula County, Mont., September 16, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Montana state attorney general, 1921-24; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1926-34; candidate for Governor of Montana, 1928; candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1942. Died June 4, 1966 (age 81 years, 261 days). Interment at Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of John Rankin (1840-1904) and Olive (Pickering) Rankin (1853-1947); brother of Jeannette Rankin; married, March 2, 1910, to Elizabeth Floweree Wallace; married, April 16, 1954, to Opal Louise Replogle (step-mother of Errol Thomas Galt; step-grandmother of Errol Wylie Galt (1973?-); who later married Jack E. Galt).
  Political family: Galt family of Martinsdale, Montana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rankin, William — of Kentucky. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1857. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, William — of Monroe County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1864-65. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, William — of Rosedale (now part of Kansas City), Wyandotte County, Kan. Mayor of Rosedale, Kan., 1879. Burial location unknown.
  Rankin, William J. — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Mayor of Hartford, Conn., 1931-33; defeated, 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1932; postmaster at Hartford, Conn., 1935-45 (acting, 1935). Burial location unknown.


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