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  Sebastian, Benjamin — of Kentucky. Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1792-1806. Accused of being a paid agent of Spain; the charge was investigated by the Kentucky legislature, and he resigned in disgrace. Burial location unknown.
  Sebastian, Charles Edward (1873-1929) — also known as Charles E. Sebastian — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo., March 30, 1873. Democrat. Police officer; Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1911-15; in 1915, he was accused of molesting several teenage girls in a rooming house next to the police station; indicted by the county grand jury for contributing to the delinquency of a minor; also indicted for criminal contempt of court for attempting to influence grand jurors; won election for mayor while these cases were pending; tried and acquitted on the molestation charge, but found guilty of contempt for interference with the grand jury; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1915-16; resigned 1916; defeated, 1917. Died April 17, 1929 (age 56 years, 18 days). Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sebastian, J. L. — of Camarillo, Ventura County, Calif. Postmaster at Camarillo, Calif., 1901-05. Burial location unknown.
  Sebastian, James M. — of Booneville, Owsley County, Ky. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1884, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Sebastian, John — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Sebastian, Peter (1926-2011) — of Maryland. Born June 19, 1926. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, 1984-87. Died March 22, 2011 (age 84 years, 276 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Sebastian, Robert M. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Sebastian, Stephen II — of Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tenn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Sebastian, W. P. — of Breckenridge, Stephens County, Tex. Member of Texas state senate 28th District, 1899-1904. Burial location unknown.
  Sebastian, William King (1812-1865) — also known as William K. Sebastian — of Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark. Born in Tennessee, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state legislature, 1840; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1848-61. When the Civil War began, he left Washington but did not resign his seat in the Senate; one of ten Southern senators expelled in absentia on July 11, 1861. Did not participate in the Confederacy during the war; his expulsion from the Senate was posthumously revoked in 1877. Died in 1865 (age about 53 years). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Sebastian, William R. — of Preston, New London County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Preston; elected 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.

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