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  WITHERS: See also Robert Francis Withers Allston — Walter Elijah Bailey — John Tull Barker — Thomas Withers Chinn — Stephen Benton Elkins — Samuel H. Elkins — Olita Withers Hooker — Bettye Withers Roberts
  Withers, A. L. — of Cumberland, Allegany County, Md. Mayor of Cumberland, Md., 1854-55. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Allen — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Charles Dudley (b. 1916) — also known as Charles D. Withers — of Florida. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., April 15, 1916. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Bombay, 1946-48; U.S. Consul General in Nairobi, 1957-61; U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, 1963-66. Episcopalian. Member, Kappa Alpha Order. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Dudley Withers and Ella (Dorroh) Withers; married, December 16, 1944, to Jane Dunham.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Withers, D. D. — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, E. B. — of Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Eugene — Democrat. Delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Pittsylvania County & Danville city, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Flora C. — of Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 (alternate), 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Garrett Lee (1884-1953) — also known as Garrett L. Withers — of Dixon, Webster County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, 1884. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1930; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1949-50; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1952-53; died in office 1953. Died in 1953 (age about 69 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Clay, Ky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Withers, Harold J. — of North Babylon, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1978; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Withers, J. Mike (b. 1947) — of Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va. Born July 25, 1947. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state senate, 1991-94 (15th District 1991-92, 14th District 1993-94). Baptist. Member, National Education Association; Moose. Still living as of 1994.
  Relatives: Married to Charlen Williams.
  Withers, J. P. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, James E., Sr. — of Loami, Sangamon County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980. Still living as of 1980.
  Withers, John A. — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York; Socialist Labor candidate for New York state treasurer, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, John Allen — of Denton, Denton County, Tex. Mayor of Denton, Tex., 1878-79. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, John G. — of Polo, Caldwell County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Caldwell County, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Jones Mitchell — also known as Jones M. Withers — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Democrat. Mayor of Mobile, Ala., 1856-61, 1866-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Mike See J. Mike Withers
  Withers, R. L. — of Summit Point, Jefferson County, W.Va. Democrat. Chair of Jefferson County Democratic Party, 1917. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Richard W. — of Blue Island, Cook County, Ill. Mayor of Blue Island, Ill., 1969. Still living as of 1969.
  Withers, Robert — Member of South Carolina state house of representatives from All Saints, 1808-10; South Carolina state attorney general, 1811. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Robert Enoch (1821-1907) — of Virginia. Born in Campbell County, Va., September 18, 1821. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; newspaper publisher; candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia; Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1874-75; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1875-81; U.S. Consul in Hong Kong, 1885-89. Died in Wytheville, Wythe County, Va., September 21, 1907 (age 86 years, 3 days). Interment at East End Cemetery, Wytheville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Walter Withers and Susan Dabney (Alexander) Withers; married to Mary Virginia Royall; first cousin once removed of Thomas Withers Chinn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Withers, T. P. — People's candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Thomas Jefferson (1804-1865) — of Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C. Born in Ebenezer (now part of Rock Hill), York County, S.C., 1804. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Kershaw, 1860-61; resigned 1861; Delegate from South Carolina to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861. Died in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., November 7, 1865 (age about 61 years). Interment at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, S.C.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Withers, W. A. — of Cumberland, Allegany County, Md. Mayor of Cumberland, Md., 1873-74, 1876-77. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, W. S. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Withers, Willie B. — of Moultrie, Colquitt County, Ga. Mayor of Moultrie, Ga., 1951-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.

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