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Politicians Who Died of ALS
(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or "Lou Gehrig's Disease")

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Sidney Preston Osborn (1884-1948) — also known as Sidney P. Osborn — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., May 17, 1884. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; delegate to Arizona state constitutional convention, 1910; secretary of state of Arizona, 1912-18; newspaper editor; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Arizona, 1933-34; Governor of Arizona, 1941-48; defeated, 1938; died in office 1948. Died, from Lou Gehrig's disease, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., May 25, 1948 (age 64 years, 8 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Neri Ficklin Osborn and Marilla (Murray) Osborn; married 1912 to Marjorie Grant (died 1918); married, June 1, 1926, to Gladys Smiley.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Frank Hemmons (1869-1954) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Queen Anne's County, Md., October 28, 1869. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940. Died, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), on January 24, 1954 (age 84 years, 88 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of Abraham Lincoln Auth (1877-1968).
  Roy Harrison McVicker (1924-1973) — also known as Roy H. McVicker — of Colorado. Born in Edgewater, Jefferson County, Colo., February 20, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Colorado state senate, 1956-64; U.S. Representative from Colorado 2nd District, 1965-67. Methodist. Died, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), in Westminster, Adams County, Colo., September 15, 1973 (age 49 years, 207 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jacob Koppel Javits (1904-1986) — also known as Jacob K. Javits — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 18, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1947-54; New York state attorney general, 1955-57; U.S. Senator from New York, 1957-81; defeated, 1980 (primary), 1980 (Liberal); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1966. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans; United World Federalists; Amvets. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Died, of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., March 7, 1986 (age 81 years, 293 days). Interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Javits and Ida (Littman) Javits; married, November 30, 1947, to Marion Ann Borris.
  Cross-reference: Jean McKee
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Jacob K. Javits: Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man (1981)
  Avon N. Williams, Jr. (1921-1994) — of Tennessee. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., December 22, 1921. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1968-90. African ancestry. Died, of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), at Meharry-Hubbard Hospital, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 29, 1994 (age 72 years, 250 days). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Gibbs Gee (c.1925-1994) — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., about 1925. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1973-91. Died, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), at Methodist Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Tex., October 25, 1994 (age about 69 years). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Richard Dean McCarthy (1927-1995) — also known as Max McCarthy — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., September 24, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from New York 39th District, 1965-71; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1970; Washington bureau chief for the Buffalo News newspaper, 1978-89. Catholic. Member, American Legion. Died, of Lou Gehrig's disease, in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., May 5, 1995 (age 67 years, 223 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Books by Max McCarthy: The Ultimate Folly (1969) — Elections for Sale (1972)
  Joseph Mayo (c.1960-2002) — also known as Joe Mayo — of Thomaston, Knox County, Maine; Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Born about 1960. Democrat. Accountant; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1983-92; treasurer of Maine Democratic Party, 1980; Presidential Elector for Maine, 1996, 2000. Died, of Lou Gehrig's disease, May 23, 2002 (age about 42 years). Burial location unknown.
  Jesse Brown (1944-2002) — Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 27, 1944. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 1993-97; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1996. African ancestry. Member, Disabled American Veterans. His arm was partially paralyzed as a result of a combat injury in Vietnam, 1965. Died, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va., August 15, 2002 (age 58 years, 141 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of David Brown and Lucille (Marsh) Brown.
  Epitaph: "Champion of Veterans. Beloved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Chipman McRae IV (1938-2004) — of Arkadelphia, Clark County, Ark. Born in El Dorado, Union County, Ark., June 11, 1938. Democrat. Foundation executive; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1979; candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1990. Episcopalian. Died, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Ark., January 29, 2004 (age 65 years, 232 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of Thomas Chipman McRae (1851-1929).
  Political family: McRae family of Arkansas.
  William H. Kooistra (1936-2004) — also known as Bill Kooistra; "Mr. Democrat" — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born May 20, 1936. Democrat. Psychologist; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000 (alternate). Died, of Lou Gehrig's disease, November 30, 2004 (age 68 years, 194 days). Interment at Restlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Carol Landheer (1952?-).
  Harry Edson Browne (1933-2006) — also known as Harry Browne — of Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn. Born in Nassau County, N.Y., June 17, 1933. Libertarian. Writer; investment advisor; candidate for President of the United States, 1996, 2000; radio show host, 2003. Agnostic. Died, of Lou Gehrig's disease, in Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., March 1, 2006 (age 72 years, 257 days). Interment at Mt. Gur Cemetery, Kernersville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Edson Bradford Browne and Cecil Margaret (Davis) Browne; married 1985 to Pamela Lanier Wolfe.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Dawn Clark Netsch (1926-2013) — also known as Patricia Dawn Clark — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 16, 1926. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 12th District, 1969-70; member of Illinois state senate, 1973-91 (13th District 1973-83, 4th District 1983-91); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980, 1996; Illinois state comptroller, 1991-95; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1994. Female. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; League of Women Voters; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from Lou Gehrig's disease, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 5, 2013 (age 86 years, 170 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Keith Clark and Hazel Dawn (Harrison) Clark; married, October 19, 1963, to Walter A. Netsch (architect; died 2008).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Argeo Paul Cellucci (1948-2013) — also known as Paul Cellucci — of Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass., April 24, 1948. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1977-85; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1985-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1988; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1991-97; Governor of Massachusetts, 1997-2001; U.S. Ambassador to Canada, 2001-05. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass., June 8, 2013 (age 65 years, 45 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, Mass.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
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