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SEARS (Soundex S620) — See also EARS, SAIRS, SAOIRSE, SASSER, SAUERS, SAYERS, SAYRS, SEAR, SEARLS, SEARSON, SEGARS, SHEARS, SOUERS, SOURS, SPEARS, SWEARS.

  SEARS: See also Christopher Joseph Abbott — Edward Sears Clinch — Kenneth Allen Cox — Norman S. Fletcher — David Sears Huffstetter — B. Sears Hunter — George Cabot Lodge — Arthur Evarts Lord — Larry Sears Nichols — Winthrop Rockefeller — Winthrop Paul Rockefeller — Bartow Sumter Weeks
  Sears, Benjamin — of Ulster County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Ulster County, 1796-97. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Boyd See J. Boyd Sears
  Sears, Bradley M. — of Tolland, Tolland County, Conn. Republican. First selectman of Tolland, Connecticut, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Bradley M. — of Mansfield, Tolland County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Mansfield; elected 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, C. M. — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Charles Brown (b. 1870) — also known as Charles B. Sears — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 16, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 48th District, 1915; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1917-40; appointed 1917; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 4th Department, 1922-33; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1938; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1940; defeated, 1934. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hector Sears and Leora C. (Brown) Sears; married, October 20, 1896, to Florence A. Gilbert (died 1939); married, November 24, 1946, to Mary V. Hun.
  Sears, Charles M., Jr. — of Lyme, Grafton County, N.H. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Lyme, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Charles Wilbur — also known as Charles W. Sears — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state senate, 1919; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Curtis R. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Florida 9th District, 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Sears, Cyrus — of Baltimore, Md. Honorary Consul for Cuba in Baltimore, Md., 1906-08. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, David (1787-1871) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 8, 1787. Merchant; real estate developer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1820; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1840; philanthropist. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 14, 1871 (age 83 years, 98 days). Entombed at Christ Church, Brookline, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of David Sears (1752-1816) and Ann (Winthrop) Sears (1755-1789); married, June 13, 1809, to Miriam Clarke Mason (1789-1870); nephew of Thomas Lindall Winthrop; great-grandfather of Augustus Peabody Gardner and Charles Francis Adams; second great-grandfather of George Cabot Lodge; second great-grandnephew of Fitz-John Winthrop; third great-grandson of John Winthrop (1606-1676); third great-grandfather of William Amory Gardner Minot; fourth great-grandson of John Winthrop (1588-1649); first cousin of Robert Charles Winthrop; first cousin four times removed of John Forbes Kerry; third cousin once removed of Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin and Henry Barrett Crosby; third cousin twice removed of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); third cousin thrice removed of James Kilbourne, Isaiah Kidder Stetson, Charles Sumner Hamlin and Ruth Baker Pratt.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sears, E. H. — of Iowa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Edward H. — of Canton, Hartford County, Conn. Delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention from Canton; elected 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Eliphalet — of Lewis County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1841. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Elnathan — of Ulster County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly, 1801-03, 1805-06, 1811-13 (Ulster County 1801-03, 1805-06, Sullivan and Ulster counties 1811-13). Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Elwin — of Minnewaukan, Benson County, N.Dak. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Sears, F. A. — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1881. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Floyd — U.S. Consular Agent in Salaverry, as of 1926-29. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Harry Lloyd, Jr. (1920-2002) — also known as Harry L. Sears — of Mountain Lakes, Morris County, N.J.; Mt. Arlington, Morris County, N.J. Born in Butler, Morris County, N.J., January 16, 1920. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Morris County, 1962-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964 (alternate), 1968 (alternate), 1972; member of New Jersey state senate District 10, 1968-71; resigned 1971; candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1969. In 1972, he delivered a briefcase with $200,000 in cash from his client Robert Vesco to President Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign; indicted in 1973 on bribery conspiracy charges; granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony against co-defendants John N. Mitchell and Maurice H. Stans, who were both acquitted. His license to practice law was suspended for three years. Died in Denville, Morris County, N.J., May 17, 2002 (age 82 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Helen Curtis — of Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984. Female. Still living as of 1984.
  Sears, Isaac — of New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1783-84, 1785-86. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Isaac — of Montgomery County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1816-17. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, J. Boyd — Member of Virginia state senate 39th District, 1904-07. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, J. H. — of Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Tex. Mayor of Hereford, Tex., 1954. Still living as of 1954.
  Sears, J. J. — of Tennessee. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, James — of Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Sears, John D. — of Wyandot County, Ohio. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Wyandot County, 1873. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, John W. — of Massachusetts. Candidate in primary for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1967. Still living as of 1967.
  Sears, Joseph C. — of Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Ridgefield, 1835-36. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Kit — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Sears, L. A. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Leah Ward (b. 1955) — Born in Heidelberg, Germany, of American parents, June 13, 1955. Lawyer; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1992-2005; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 2005-. Female. African ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; National Bar Association; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas E. Sears and Onnye Jean Sears.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Sears, Marilynn (b. 1942) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born September 19, 1942. Republican. Candidate for Washington state house of representatives, 1990 (11th District), 1994 (34th District), 1996 (34th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Sears, Mary Helen — of Hancock, Houghton County, Mich. Republican. Chair of Houghton County Republican Party, 2007. Female. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Sears, Mason See Philip Mason Sears
  Sears, Percy H. — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Sears, Perry — of Capitan, Lincoln County, N.M. Democrat. Member of New Mexico state senate 18th District, 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Perry D. — of Allerton, Wayne County, Iowa. Republican. Candidate for Iowa state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Philip Mason (1899-1973) — also known as Mason Sears — of Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 29, 1899. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1935-36; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1947-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948, 1952; Massachusetts Republican state chair, 1949-50; U.S. representative to United Nations Trusteeship Council, 1953-60. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died, in Faulkner Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 13, 1973 (age 73 years, 349 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Shelton Sears (1867-1953) and Mary Cabot (Higginson) Sears; married, December 29, 1924, to Zilla MacDougall.
  Books by Mason Sears: Years of High Purpose
  Sears, Raymond O. — of Savannah, Andrew County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Andrew County, 1950, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Richard E. — U.S. Vice Consul in Pará, as of 1884-97. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Robert W. — of Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colo. Mayor of Fort Collins, Colo., 1959. Still living as of 1959.
  Sears, S. Scott — of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Sears, Scott See S. Scott Sears
  Sears, Stephen G. — of Madison County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Madison County, 1845. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Steve — Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Representative from California 40th District, 1986. Still living as of 1986.
  Sears, Thaddeus P. — of Mississippi. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1868 (member, Credentials Committee). Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Theodore C. (d. 1898) — of Kansas. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1880. Died in Lakeview, Pierce County, Wash., 1898. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Thomas A. — of Bombay, Franklin County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Franklin County, 1895-99. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Thomas B. — of Tompkins County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Tompkins County, 1834. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Walter L. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1896, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, Wanda — of Iowa. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Sears, Wayne — of Kentucky. Independent candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 83rd District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Sears, Wilbert — U.S. Taxpayers candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Sears, William H. — of Nevada County, Calif. Republican. Member of California state assembly 21st District, 1862-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1868 (speaker). Burial location unknown.
  Sears, William H. — Member of Missouri state senate 7th District, 1887-88. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, William H. — of Oceana County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1912; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Oceana County, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Sears, William Joseph (1874-1944) — also known as William J. Sears — of Kissimmee, Osceola County, Fla. Born in Smithville, Lee County, Ga., December 4, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Kissimmee, Fla., 1907-11; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1915-29, 1933-37 (4th District 1915-29, at-large 1933-37). Died in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Fla., March 30, 1944 (age 69 years, 117 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, Fla.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Sears, William R. (born c.1930) — of Woodgate, Oneida County, N.Y. Born about 1930. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; insurance agent; member of New York state assembly, 1966-90 (129th District 1966, 115th District 1967-90). Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; National Rifle Association. Still living as of 1990.
  Relatives: Married to Anne Miller.
  Sears, Willis Gratz (1860-1949) — also known as Willis G. Sears — of Tekamah, Burt County, Neb.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, August 16, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; Burt County Attorney, 1895-1901; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1901-04; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1905-22, 1933-48; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1923-31. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died June 1, 1949 (age 88 years, 289 days). Interment at Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Sears and Mary Sears; married 1887 to Belle V. Hoadly.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


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