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VANCE (Soundex V520) — See also BELLEVANCE, CAVEN, LAVANCE, PROVANCE, VANCA, VANCHE, VANE, VANSE, VANZEE.

  VANCE: See also Charles Brand — Willard Donald Campbell — John Edward Erickson — Christopher Columbus Upson — Willard Duncan Vandiver
  Vance, Arthur — of West Memphis, Crittenden County, Ark. Postmaster at West Memphis, Ark., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Arthur St. Clair (1801-1849) — of Indiana. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, June 20, 1801. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1848-49. Methodist. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 28, 1849 (age 48 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Arthur SAINT Clair
  Vance, Bill — Democrat. Candidate for presiding judge of Texas court of criminal appeals, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Vance, Mrs. Bob See Helen Vance
  Vance, Bob See Robert Smith Vance
  Vance, Burton — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888; Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Carl See John Carl Vance
  Vance, Charles N. — of North Carolina. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Chris (born c.1962) — of Auburn, King County, Wash. Born about 1962. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 9th District, 2000; Washington Republican state chair, 2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Vance, Claude E. — of West Virginia. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Clay — of Mackay, Custer County, Idaho. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Cyrus (1807-1875) — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born October 18, 1807. Democrat. Postmaster at Clarksburg, Va., 1858-63. Died July 10, 1875 (age 67 years, 265 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Clarksburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Lee H. Vance and John Carl Vance; great-grandfather of Cyrus Roberts Vance (1917-2002).
  Political family: Vance-Davis family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, Cyrus Roberts (1917-2002) — also known as Cyrus R. Vance — Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., March 27, 1917. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Secretary of State, 1977-80. Member, American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations; Trilateral Commission. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 12, 2002 (age 84 years, 291 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Carl Vance and Amy (Roberts) Vance (1881-1967); married, February 15, 1947, to Grace Sloane; nephew of Lee H. Vance; great-grandson of Cyrus Vance; first cousin twice removed of John James Davis; second cousin once removed of John William Davis (1873-1955).
  Political family: Vance-Davis family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Cyrus Vance: David S. McLellan, Cyrus Vance
  Vance, David (1795-1856) — of Indiana. Born in Butler County, Ohio, July 26, 1795. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1833-34; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1834. Died in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., January 7, 1856 (age 60 years, 165 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, David C. — of Adams County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Don M. — of Monmouth, Warren County, Ill. Mayor of Monmouth, Ill., 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Dwight Dale — of Flatwoods, Greenup County, Ky. Republican. Candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 98th District, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Vance, E. H. — of Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Abstractor; member of South Dakota state senate 22nd District, 1899-1902. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Elijah — of Butler County, Ohio. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Butler County, 1850-51. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Elizabeth — of Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1948, 1952. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Enoch H. (1820-1888) — of Saline County, Ark.; Perryville, Perry County, Ark. Born in Madison County, Ala., 1820. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; captured and taken prisoner by Confederate forces, and shared a cell with future Arkansas governor Elisha Baxter; Vance's wife Susan helped both to escape by stealing the jail keys from a guard; member of Arkansas state senate; elected 1868. Died in Perry County, Ark., September 24, 1888 (age about 68 years). Interment at Perryville Cemetery, Perryville, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Campbell) Vance (1785-1826) and William Houston Vance (1787-1860); married to Lucinda Massey (1816-1863; divorced), Susan Martin (Ferlong) Lawhorn and Dianna Alby (1838-1910); father of Enoch H. Vance (1848-1921).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, Enoch H. (1848-1921) — of Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark. Born in Pontotoc County, Miss., February 18, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1900; postmaster at Malvern, Ark., 1901. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Malvern, Hot Spring County, Ark., October 8, 1921 (age 73 years, 232 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Malvern, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Lucinda (Massey) Vance (1816-1863) and Enoch H. Vance (1820-1888); married 1871 to Eva Thomson; married, June 22, 1876, to Sarah McKee (1844-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, Fred V. — of Bristol, Sullivan County, Tenn. Mayor of Bristol, Tenn., 1953. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, George A. — of McMechen, Marshall County, W.Va. Democrat. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Marshall County, 1968; candidate in primary for West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Vance, Gordon — also known as Gordy Vance — of Gallatin County, Mont. Republican. Member of Montana state house of representatives 67th District; elected 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Vance, Gordy See Gordon Vance
  Vance, Harry — of Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tenn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1940 (alternate), 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Helen (1934-2010) — also known as Helen Hauk Rainey; Mrs. Bob Vance — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., February 7, 1934. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1968; in December 1989, she was seriously injured by the explosion of a mail bomb which killed her husband. Female. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., October 18, 2010 (age 76 years, 253 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Lukes Episcopal Columbarium, Mountain Brook, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Robert Smith Vance (1931-1989).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, Howard — of Sedgwick, Lawrence County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1960, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Vance, Mrs. Howard — of Sedgwick, Lawrence County, Ark. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Vance, J. A. — of Salem (now part of Winston-Salem), Forsyth County, N.C. Mayor of Salem, N.C., 1901-03. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, J. A. — of Torrington, Goshen County, Wyo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, J. Carl See John Carl Vance
  Vance, J. Madison — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1896 (speaker), 1908, 1912, 1916. African ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, J. Paul — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Vance, John Carl (1872-1922) — also known as J. Carl Vance — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Harrison County, W.Va., 1872. Democrat. Insurance adjuster; postmaster at Clarksburg, W.Va., 1914-17. Died in 1922 (age about 50 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Clarksburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Carl Vance (1835-1915) and Amelia (Hornor) Vance (1835-1888); brother of Lee H. Vance; married to Amy Roberts (1881-1967); father of Cyrus Roberts Vance; grandson of Cyrus Vance; first cousin once removed of John James Davis; second cousin of John William Davis (1873-1955).
  Political family: Vance-Davis family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, John Luther (1839-1921) — of Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1839. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1875-77. Died in 1921 (age about 82 years). Interment at Pine Street Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Vance, John V. — of Vermilion County, Ill. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Vermilion County, 1847. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Johnstone — of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1912, 1916; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Joseph (1786-1852) — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania, March 21, 1786. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1821-35, 1843-47 (5th District 1821-23, 4th District 1823-33, 10th District 1833-35, 4th District 1843-47); Governor of Ohio, 1836-38; defeated, 1838; delegate to Whig National Convention from Ohio, 1848; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Champaign County, 1850-51. Died August 24, 1852 (age 66 years, 156 days). Interment at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph C. Vance.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, Joseph W. — of Edgar County, Ill. Republican. Adjutant General of Illinois, 1884-91; appointed 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Lee H. (1864-1911) — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in June, 1864. Democrat. Postmaster at Clarksburg, W.Va., 1893-95; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Died in 1911 (age about 47 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Clarksburg, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Carl Vance (1835-1915) and Amelia (Hornor) Vance (1835-1888); brother of John Carl Vance (1872-1922); uncle of Cyrus Roberts Vance; grandson of Cyrus Vance; first cousin once removed of John James Davis; second cousin of John William Davis (1873-1955).
  Political family: Vance-Davis family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, Madison See J. Madison Vance
  Vance, Marshall Mounts (b. 1889) — also known as Marshall M. Vance — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, July 26, 1889. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Colombo, 1921-24; Windsor, 1924, 1932-40; Fort William, 1924-28; Port Arthur, 1924-28. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Morag L. — of Trumbull, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for first selectman of Trumbull, Connecticut, 1989. Still living as of 1989.
  Vance, Nathan — of Houston County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 13, 1870. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Patrick — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Vance, Paul See J. Paul Vance
  Vance, R. F. C. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Vance, Ralph R. (b. 1869) — of Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, November 27, 1869. Republican. Farmer; insurance adjuster; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1919-23; member of Nebraska state senate, 1925-29. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James R. Vance and Hattie G. (Denning) Vance; married, March 12, 1894, to Anna V. Frisch.
  Vance, Robert Brank (1793-1827) — of Nashville, Nash County, N.C. Born near Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 12th District, 1823-25. Mortally wounded in a duel with Samuel P. Carson, who had defeated him for Congress; died the next day at a hotel in Henderson County, N.C., 1827 (age about 34 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Buncombe County, N.C.
  Relatives: Uncle of Robert Brank Vance (1828-1899) and Zebulon Baird Vance.
  Political family: Vance family of Asheville, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Vance, Robert Brank (1828-1899) — also known as Robert B. Vance — of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, April 24, 1828. Democrat. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1873-85; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1880. Died November 28, 1899 (age 71 years, 218 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.
  Relatives: Brother of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894); nephew of Robert Brank Vance.
  Political family: Vance family of Asheville, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Vance, Robert D. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Robert Johnstone (1854-1902) — also known as Robert J. Vance — of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 15, 1854. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1886; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1887-89; defeated, 1888, 1898; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1888, 1892; Connecticut labor commissioner, 1893-95; mayor of New Britain, Conn., 1896-98; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Connecticut, 1896; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention from New Britain, 1902. Died in Montreat, Buncombe County, N.C., June 15, 1902 (age 48 years, 92 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Vance, Robert Smith (1931-1989) — also known as Bob Vance — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.; Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., May 10, 1931. Democrat. Lawyer; Alabama Democratic state chair, 1966-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1968, 1972 (alternate); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1977-81; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1981-89; died in office 1989. Assassinated by way of a mail bomb, in Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Ala., December 16, 1989 (age 58 years, 220 days). Walter Leroy Moody, Jr., who sent the bomb, was convicted of murder, sentenced to death, and executed in 2018. Cremated; ashes interred at St. Lukes Episcopal Columbarium, Mountain Brook, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Harrell Taylor Vance (1897-1963) and Mae (Smith) Vance (1897-1951); married to Helen Vance (1934-2010).
  The Robert S. Vance Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (built 1921, named 1990), in Birmingham, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, Samuel B. H. (c.1814-1890) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Pennsylvania, about 1814. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1874. Member, Union League. Died in Douglaston, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., August 10, 1890 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Vance, Samuel W. (d. 1900) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 31st Circuit, 1892-1900; died in office 1900; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896. Died, from an ear abscess, in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., April 3, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, Sheldon Baird (1917-1995) — also known as Sheldon B. Vance — of Minnesota. Born in Crookston, Polk County, Minn., January 18, 1917. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Chad, 1967-69; Congo (Kinshasa), 1969-74. Died in 1995 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Vance, Thomas — of Sammamish, King County, Wash. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Vance, Thomas Malvern (1862-1928) — also known as Thomas M. Vance — of Lenoir, Caldwell County, N.C.; Olympia, Thurston County, Wash. Born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., September 6, 1862. Lawyer; mayor of Lenoir, N.C., 1885-86. Suffered a stroke of apoplexy, and died soon after, in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., February 14, 1928 (age 65 years, 161 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894) and Harriete Newell (Espy) Vance (1832-1878); married 1887 to Gertrude E. Wheeler (1867-1961).
  Political family: Vance family of Asheville, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vance, Vern — of Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii. Republican. Candidate for Hawaii state house of representatives 5th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Vance, W. C. — of Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Postmaster at Noblesville, Ind., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, William — of Belmont County, Ohio. Member of Ohio state senate from Belmont County, 1803-05. Burial location unknown.
  Vance, William (c.1793-c.1848) — of Indiana. Born in Fayette County, Ohio, about 1793. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1837-39. Unitarian. Died in Adams County, Ind., about 1848 (age about 55 years). Burial location unknown.
  Vance, William R. (1806-1885) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in 1806. Whig. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1830; member of Kentucky state senate, 1830; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1847-50. Died in 1885 (age about 79 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Vance, Zebulon Baird (1830-1894) — also known as Zebulon B. Vance — of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C.; Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., May 13, 1830. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1854; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1858-61; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of North Carolina, 1862-65, 1877-79; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1879-94; died in office 1894. Died in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1894 (age 63 years, 336 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.; statue at Union Square, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of David Vance (1792-1844) and Elmira Margaret (Baird) Vance (1802-1878); brother of Robert Brank Vance (1828-1899); married to Harriette Newell Espy (1832-1878) and Florence Steele (1840-1924); father of Thomas Malvern Vance; nephew of Robert Brank Vance (1793-1827).
  Political family: Vance family of Asheville, North Carolina.
  Cross-reference: Lee S. Overman
  Vance County, N.C. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Zebulon B. Vance: Cordelia Camp, Governor Vance : a life for young people (for young readers)


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