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Sterling

STERLING (Soundex S364) — See also AUSTERLITZ, BELSTERLING, CASTERLINE, DETTERLINE, EASTERLING, ENTERLINE, ERLING, ESTERLINE, GREENSLIT, LING, OESTERLING, STARLING, STERLIE, STIRLING, WETTERLING, WINTERLING.

  STERLING: See also Joseph Hodges Choate — Donna Marie Christian-Christensen — Ira Mayhew
  Sterling, Alfred W. — of Kittery, York County, Maine. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives from York County (10th), 1931-32. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Ansel (1782-1853) — of Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., February 3, 1782. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Sharon, 1820-21, 1825-26, 1829, 1835-37; U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1821-25. Died in Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn., November 6, 1853 (age 71 years, 276 days). Interment at Sharon Burying Ground, Sharon, Conn.
  Relatives: Brother of Micah Sterling (1784-1844).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterling, Archibald, Jr. — of Maryland. U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1878-86. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Barry — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Sterling, Bruce Foster (1870-1945) — also known as Bruce F. Sterling — of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1870. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1924, 1928; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1910; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 23rd District, 1917-19; defeated, 1920; Pennsylvania Democratic state chair, 1921. Died in 1945 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterling, Charles W. — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Republican. Member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Christian C. — of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa. Democrat. Postmaster at Masontown, Pa., 1915-17. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Cynthia A. — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Sterling, Daniel — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1837-38. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Daniel H. — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1860-63. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Elisha — of Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state senate 17th District, 1833-34. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Elmer W. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Ember See J. Ember Sterling
  Sterling, Florence — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Fred E. See Frederick E. Sterling
  Sterling, Frederick Augustine (1876-1957) — also known as Frederick A. Sterling — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y.; Texas. Born in Lake City, Wabasha County, Minn., August 13, 1876. Cattle ranch manager; woollen manufacturer; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Minister to Ireland, 1927-34; Bulgaria, 1933-36; Sweden, 1938-41. Died in 1957 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
Fred E. Sterling Sterling, Frederick E. (b. 1869) — also known as Fred E. Sterling — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born in Dixon, Lee County, Ill., June 29, 1869. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1914-16; Illinois Republican state chair, 1916; Illinois state treasurer, 1919-21; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1921-33. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Moose; Kiwanis; Elks; Royal League. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Illinois Blue Book 1919
  Sterling, George E. — of Maine. Republican. Member, Federal Communications Commission, 1948-54. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, George W. — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1854. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Gilbert B. — of Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Windsor Locks, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Haddie L. — of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa. Democrat. Acting postmaster at Masontown, Pa., 1917. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Hugh — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Republican. Postmaster at Wheeling, W.Va., 1879-85. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, J. Ember — of Hugo, Lincoln County, Colo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, James H. — of Exeter, Fillmore County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1885; member of Nebraska state senate, 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, James M. — of St. Clair County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from St. Clair County 1st District, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Jan (1921-2004) — also known as Jane Sterling Adriance — Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1921. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Died, following a series of strokes, while suffering from diabetes, in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 26, 2004 (age 82 years, 358 days). Interment at St. Pauls Churchyard, Covent Garden, London, England.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Allen Adriance (1894-1953) and Eleanor Ward (Deans) Adriance (1895-1989); married, May 3, 1941, to John Merivale (1917-1990); married, May 12, 1950, to Paul Douglas (1907-1959).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterling, Jesse (1778-1845) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Trumbull, Fairfield County, Conn., July 27, 1778. Postmaster at Bridgeport, Conn., 1810-29. Died in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., June 13, 1845 (age 66 years, 321 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Esther (Sherwood) Sterling (1737-1811) and Silvanus Sterling (1739-1781); married to Sarah Gregory (1787-1834).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterling, John Allen (1857-1918) — also known as John A. Sterling — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Le Roy, McLean County, Ill., February 1, 1857. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; McLean County State's Attorney, 1892-96; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1896-98; U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1903-13, 1915-18; died in office 1918. Died as the result of an automobile accident, near Pontiac, Livingston County, Ill., October 17, 1918 (age 61 years, 258 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
  Relatives: Brother of Thomas Sterling (1851-1930).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterling, John J. — of Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Mich. Republican. Berrien County Prosecuting Attorney; mayor of Benton Harbor, Mich., 1929-31; defeated, 1931; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Joseph M. — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1862-63. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Lee S. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Conservative. Candidate for borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1969. Still living as of 1969.
  Sterling, Levi — of Mt. Sterling, Crawford County, Wis.; Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wis. Member of Wisconsin state senate, 1851-54 (5th District 1851-52, 15th District 1853-54); member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1858. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Lois — of California. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Louis S. — of Lebanon, Boone County, Ind. Republican. Mayor of Lebanon, Ind.; elected 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Marian — of Darien, Fairfield County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Darien, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Micah (1784-1844) — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., November 5, 1784. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1821-23; member of New York state senate 5th District, 1836-39. Died in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., April 11, 1844 (age 59 years, 158 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Brother of Ansel Sterling (1782-1853).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterling, Peter — of California. Natural Law candidate for U.S. Representative from California 49th District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Sterling, Ralph — of Caratunk, Somerset County, Maine. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives from Somerset County (7th), 1931-32; member of Maine state senate 8th District, 1945. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Robert (d. 1870) — of Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y. Mayor of Newburgh, N.Y., 1870; died in office 1870. Died April 30, 1870. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Ross N. (1931-1988) — Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 18, 1931. U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, 1976-88; died in office 1988. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., January 14, 1988 (age 56 years, 361 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Sterling, Ross Shaw (1875-1949) — also known as Ross S. Sterling — of Texas. Born in Anahuac, Chambers County, Tex., February 11, 1875. Democrat. Governor of Texas, 1931-33. Founder of the Humble Oil and Refining Company. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., March 25, 1949 (age 74 years, 42 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sterling, Samuel R. — of Harrisonburg, Va. Born in Virginia. Republican. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 6th Virginia District, 1867. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Scott — of Anchorage, Alaska. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from Alaska, 2004; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Sterling, Sherwood — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1847-49; candidate for Connecticut state senate 10th District, 1867. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Stephen P. — of Lyme, New London County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Lyme, 1891-92; defeated, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Thomas (1851-1930) — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak.; Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born near Amanda, Fairfield County, Ohio, February 20, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1889; member of South Dakota state senate 30th District, 1889-90; dean, college of law, University of South Dakota, 1901-11; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1913-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; American Bar Association; American Political Science Association. Died in 1930 (age about 79 years). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Sterling and Anna (Kessler) Sterling; brother of John Allen Sterling (1857-1918); married to Anna Dunn (died 1881) and Emma R. Rowe-Thayer (died 1923).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Sterling, Walter C. — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Republican. Mayor of Steubenville, Ohio, 1949-53. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Walter V. — U.S. Vice Consul in Chihuahua, as of 1919. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, William C. (1898-1962) — also known as Win Sterling — of Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., August 10, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1936, 1950; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1936; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1959-62; died in office 1962. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion. Died June 6, 1962 (age 63 years, 300 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1942 to Carrie M. Blatt.
  Sterling, William E. — U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1890. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, William I. — of Maine. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1908, 1910; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Maine, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Sterling, Win See William C. Sterling


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