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SPARKS (Soundex S162) — See also PARKS, SPARK, SPARKMAN, SPARKMANN, SPARKY, SPRECACE, SPRUKS, ZAPARACKAS.

  SPARKS: See also Bert Alexander Annin — Eugene H. Clark — Leonard Weaver Deeds — William West Harvey — Wesley Ewell Prater — Lavetta Sparks-Wade — Isaac DeLiesseline Wilson
  Sparks, Adam — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Sparks, Alonzo Oren — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Arthur L. — of Kansas. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Bill — of Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Mo. Mayor of Poplar Bluff, Mo., 1981. Still living as of 1981.
  Sparks, Billy J. — of Anchorage, Alaska. Acting postmaster at Anchorage, Alaska, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Sparks, C. Nelson See Charles Nelson Sparks
  Sparks, Carol A. — of Kentucky. Republican. Candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 95th District, 1973. Female. Still living as of 1973.
  Sparks, Charles Isaac (1872-1937) — also known as Charles I. Sparks — of Goodland, Sherman County, Kan. Born near Ontario, Boone County, Iowa, December 20, 1872. Republican. U.S. Representative from Kansas 6th District, 1929-33. Died in Goodland, Sherman County, Kan., April 30, 1937 (age 64 years, 131 days). Interment at Goodland Cemetery, Goodland, Kan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Sparks, Charles J. — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 10th District, 1938; Democratic candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1940, 1950 (primary), 1952, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Charles Nelson (1881-1950) — also known as C. Nelson Sparks — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, July 21, 1881. Republican. Postmaster at Akron, Ohio, 1921-27 (acting, 1921); mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1932-33. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 22, 1950 (age 69 years, 124 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Edward S. Sparks (1848-1920) and Isabell 'Belle' (Akin) Sparks (1850-1926); married, July 24, 1903, to Katherine W. Harrison (1881-1912); married, November 21, 1914, to Edith Reamey Smith (1881-1957); married, June 17, 1921, to Grace Black Pugh (1892-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sparks, Chauncey See George Chauncey Sparks
  Sparks, David — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 24th District, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Sparks, Derek (born c.1980) — of Edmond, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born about 1980. Republican. Political consultant; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Sparks, Donn E. — of Vancouver, Clark County, Wash. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Sparks, Earnest L. — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Mayor of Martinsburg, W.Va., 1996-99. Still living as of 1999.
  Sparks, Edward John (1897-1976) — also known as Edward J. Sparks — of New York. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., December 28, 1897. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Valparaiso, as of 1926-29; U.S. Consul in Montevideo, as of 1943; U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia, 1951-54; Guatemala, 1955-58; Venezuela, 1958-61; Uruguay, 1961-62. Died in 1976 (age about 78 years). Interment somewhere in Chile.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Sparks, Elijah — U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1813-14. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Faye — Republican. Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Sparks, Felix L. — of Colorado. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; one of the heroes of the Anzio beachhead in 1944; on April 29, 1945, he captured the Dachau concentration camp, and under orders to permit no one in or out, refused entry to a brigadier general from another unit; court-martial charges were drawn up, and Sparks was arrested; the charges were dismissed by General Patton; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Floyd — of Hayward, Alameda County, Calif. Republican. Presidential Elector for California, 1960; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Sparks, Frank C. (c.1876-1944) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born about 1876. Republican. Contractor; mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1931-33; defeated, 1933. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., December 24, 1944 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Frank J. — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from West Hartford; elected 1928, 1930, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, G. S. — of Savannah, Andrew County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Andrew County Democratic Party, 1921. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, George B. — of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Mayor of Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, George Chauncey (1884-1968) — also known as Chauncey Sparks — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Born in Barbour County, Ala., October 8, 1884. Democrat. State court judge in Alabama, 1911-15; member of Alabama state legislature, 1919-23, 1931-39; Governor of Alabama, 1943-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1944 (speaker), 1948. Baptist. Member, Kiwanis. Died November 6, 1968 (age 84 years, 29 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Eufaula, Ala.
  Sparks, George W. — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Mayor of Wilmington, Del., 1857-58. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, George W. — of New Castle County, Del. Member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 1st District, 1903-10. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Grant — of Lamar, Johnson County, Ark. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Guy (c.1928-1983) — also known as "Anniston's Conscience" — of Anniston, Calhoun County, Ala. Born in Holt, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., about 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; Alabama Commissioner of Revenue, 1961-63; candidate in primary for Alabama state attorney general, 1966; attorney for Alabama Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Died in 1983 (age about 55 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Anniston, Ala.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of James M. Fullan, Jr. (1916?-?).
  Campaign slogan (1966): "I run not for gain, not for power — but for service."
  Campaign slogan (1966): "The people's candidate."
  Sparks, Harold — Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 42nd District, 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Sparks, Harry G. — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Harry M. — of Murray, Calloway County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state senate 1st District, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Sparks, I. — of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M. Mayor of Santa Fe, N.M., 1902-04. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, James Derek (born c.1981) — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born about 1981. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Sparks, James Garrard (1856-1888) — also known as James G. Sparks — Born in Bourbon County, Ky., October 26, 1856. Member of Missouri state senate 16th District, 1887-88; died in office 1888. Died in Cass County, Mo., January 12, 1888 (age 31 years, 78 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of W. B. Sparks and Fannie (Breckenridge) Sparks; married, September 16, 1879, to Amanda Mers (1853-1898).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sparks, John — of Gloucester County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Gloucester County, 1779-80. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, John (1843-1908) — also known as "Honest John" — of Nevada. Born in Winston County, Miss., August 30, 1843. Rancher; Governor of Nevada, 1903-08; died in office 1908. Died in Carson City, Nev., May 22, 1908 (age 64 years, 266 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  The city of Sparks, Nevada, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sparks, John T. — of Massachusetts. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Joseph S. — U.S. Vice Consul in Havana, as of 1943. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Kevin W. — of Illinois. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1982. Still living as of 1982.
  Sparks, Laban — of Sparks, Baltimore County, Md. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Leon A. — of Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Levi — of Clark County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Nelson See Charles Nelson Sparks
  Sparks, Otto E. — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Ovid G. — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Mayor of Macon, Ga., 1858-60, 1863; resigned 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Reuben K. — of Woodward, Woodward County, Okla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948, 1956 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); candidate for Governor of Oklahoma, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Robert B. — of Carlisle, Nicholas County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Sparks, Ron — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Sparks, Ronald — of Lincoln, Logan County, Ill. Republican. Chair of Logan County Republican Party, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Sparks, Sam — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Sparks, Sam (b. 1939) — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., 1939. Law clerk for U.S. District Judge Homer Thornberry, 1964-65; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas, 1991-. Still living as of 2017.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Sparks, Samuel P. — Member of Missouri state senate 17th District, 1887-92. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Samuel P. — of Kingston, Roane County, Tenn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Sarah G. — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Steve — Candidate for U.S. Representative from Hawaii 2nd District, 2003. Still living as of 2003.
  Sparks, T. J. — of Illinois. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, T. J. — of Central City, Muhlenberg County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Thomas, Jr. — of Kentucky. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, 1927-35. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Thomas — also known as Tom Sparks — of St. Joseph, Berrien County, Mich. Mayor of St. Joseph, Mich., 1956-60. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, Thomas E. (1911-2001) — of Arkansas. Born in Crossett, Ashley County, Ark., August 15, 1911. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1967-78. Methodist. Died in Fordyce, Dallas County, Ark., June 29, 2001 (age 89 years, 318 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Fordyce, Ark.
  Sparks, Timothy J. — of Anchorage, Alaska. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Sparks, Tom See Thomas Sparks
  Sparks, Walter S. — of Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Republican. Supervisor of Oshtemo Township, Michigan; elected 1901, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, William — of Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Mayor of Jackson, Mich., 1915-19. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, William A. (d. 1849) — of South Carolina. U.S. Consul in Venice, 1845-49, died in office 1849. Died, of cholera, Venice, Italy, August 18, 1849. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, William Andrew Jackson (1828-1904) — also known as William A. J. Sparks — of Carlyle, Clinton County, Ill. Born near New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., November 19, 1828. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1868, 1884; member of Illinois state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1875-83. Died in St. Louis, Mo., May 7, 1904 (age 75 years, 170 days). Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Carlyle, Ill.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Sparks, William E. — Member of Ohio state senate 3rd District, 1894-97. Burial location unknown.
  Sparks, William K. — of Kentucky. Republican. Candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 46th District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Sparks, William Morris (1872-1950) — Born in Charlottesville, Hancock County, Ind., April 28, 1872. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1929-48; took senior status 1948. Died in Rushville, Rush County, Ind., January 7, 1950 (age 77 years, 254 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Sparks, William Olin — of Towns County, Ga. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Towns County, 1943-46. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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