The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
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  VENABLE: See also George Venable Allen — Aaron Venable Brown — William Adam Hocker — Paul Burney Johnson — John Inzer Kelley — Sara Venable Hughes Revercomb
  Venable, Abraham Bedford (1758-1811) — of Virginia. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., November 20, 1758. U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1791-99 (6th District 1791-93, 7th District 1793-97, at-large 1797-99); U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1803-04. Slaveowner. Perished in a theater fire in Richmond, Va., December 26, 1811 (age 53 years, 36 days). Interment at Monumental Church, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Uncle of Abraham Watkins Venable.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Venable, Abraham Watkins (1799-1876) — of North Carolina. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., October 17, 1799. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1847-53; Delegate from North Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Slaveowner. Died in Oxford, Granville County, N.C., February 24, 1876 (age 76 years, 130 days). Interment at Shiloh Presbyterian Churchyard, Oxford, N.C.
  Relatives: Nephew of Abraham Bedford Venable.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Venable, Burt — of Payette, Payette County, Idaho. Mayor of Payette, Idaho, 1915-17. Burial location unknown.
  Venable, Charles E. — of Delaware. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives 32nd District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Venable, Charles S. — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Venable, Edward Carrington (1853-1908) — of Petersburg, Va. Born in Virginia, 1853. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1888; U.S. Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1889-91; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Virginia, 1896. Died in 1908 (age about 55 years). Interment at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Venable, J. W. — of Los Angeles County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 2nd District, 1873-75. Burial location unknown.
  Venable, Jack — of Wetumpka, Elmore County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Venable, Peggy — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Venable, Rich T. — of Clearfield, Davis County, Utah. Postmaster at Clearfield, Utah, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Venable, W. H. — of Norfolk, Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Venable, William — of Macomb, McDonough County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Venable, William Webb (1880-1948) — also known as William W. Venable — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Born in Mississippi, 1880. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1916-21. Died August 1, 1948 (age about 68 years). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1969) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions; (6) Americans who served as "honorary" consuls for other nations before 1950. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for Political Graveyard purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
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