Very incomplete list!
in chronological order
Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) —
also known as "The Little Magician"; "Old
Kinderhook"; "Red Fox of Kinderhook";
"Matty Van"; "American Talleyrand";
"Blue Whiskey Van" —
of Kinderhook, Columbia
County, N.Y.; Albany, Albany
Born in Kinderhook, Columbia
County, N.Y., December
County Surrogate, 1808-13; member of New York
state senate Middle District, 1812-20; New York
state attorney general, 1815-19; appointed 1815; delegate
to New York state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S.
Senator from New York, 1821-28; Governor of
New York, 1829; U.S.
Secretary of State, 1829-31; U.S. Minister to Great Britain, 1831-32; Vice
President of the United States, 1833-37; President
of the United States, 1837-41; defeated, 1840 (Democratic), 1848
(Free Soil); candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1844.
Died, reportedly due to asthma, but more likely some kind of
failure, in Kinderhook, Columbia
County, N.Y., July 24,
1862 (age 79 years, 231
Interment at Kinderhook
Cemetery, Kinderhook, N.Y.
of Abraham Van Buren and Maria (Hoes) Van Alen Van Buren;
half-brother of James
Isaac Van Alen; married to the sister-in-law of Moses
I. Cantine; married, February
21, 1807, to Hannah Hoes; father of John
Van Buren; second cousin of Barent
Van Buren; second cousin twice removed of Dirck
Ten Broeck, Cornelis
Cuyler and Thomas
Brodhead Van Buren; second cousin thrice removed of Harold
Sheffield Van Buren; third cousin twice removed of Theodore
Roosevelt; fourth cousin of James
Livingston; fourth cousin once removed of Stephen
Van Rensselaer, Philip
Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Rensselaer
Philip Livingston and Peter
| || || Political families: Livingston-Schuyler
family of New York; Cantine
family of Marbletown, New York (subsets of the Four
Thousand Related Politicians).|
| || ||Cross-reference: Sanford
W. Smith — Jesse
Hoyt — Charles
| || ||Van Buren
County, Ark., Van Buren
County, Iowa, Van Buren
County, Mich. and Van Buren
County, Tenn. are named for him.|
| || ||The city
Buren, Arkansas, is named for
him. — The town
Buren, New York, is named for
him. — Mount
Van Buren, in Palmer
Land, Antarctica, is named for
him. — Martin Van Buren High
School (opened 1955), in Queens Village, Queens,
New York, is named for
him. — The World War II Liberty
ship SS Martin Van Buren (built 1943 at Baltimore,
Maryland; torpedoed and lost 1944 in the North
Atlantic Ocean) was named for
| || ||Other politicians named for him: M.
V. B. Edgerly
V. B. Jefferson
V. B. Bennett
V. B. Rowland
V. B. Ives
V. B. Clark
| || ||Opposition slogan (1840): "Van, Van, is
a used-up man."|
| || ||See also congressional
biography — Govtrack.us
page — National
Governors Association biography — Wikipedia
article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB
dossier — Find-A-Grave
memorial — OurCampaigns
| || ||Books about Martin Van Buren: Major L.
Presidency of Martin Van Buren — Joel H. Silbey, Martin
Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular
Politics — Jerome Mushkat & Robert G. Rayback, Martin
Van Buren : Law, Politics, and the Shaping of Republican
Ideology — John Niven, Martin
Van Buren : The Romantic Age of American Politics —
Ted Widmer, Martin
| || ||Image source: Portrait & Biographical
Album of Washtenaw County (1891)|
Josiah Bushnell Grinnell (1821-1891) —
also known as Josiah B. Grinnell —
of Grinnell, Poweshiek
Born in New Haven, Addison
County, Vt., December
abolitionist; member of Iowa
state senate, 1856-60; lawyer;
delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860;
Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1863-67; director, Rock
receiver, Iowa Central Railroad;
president, First National Bank of
He claimed to be the original recipient of Horace
Greeley's famous advice to "Go West, young man.".
Died, from a throat
ailment and asthma, in Grinnell, Poweshiek
County, Iowa, March
31, 1891 (age 69 years, 99
Interment at Hazelwood
Cemetery, Grinnell, Iowa.
Abner McDonald Bryant (1838-1896) —
also known as A. M. Bryant —
of Fort Branch, Gibson
County, Ind.; Wahoo, Saunders
County, Neb.; Gettysburg, Graham
County, Kan.; Republican City, Harlan
County, Neb.; Falls City, Polk
Born in Ohio
County, Ky., March 1,
Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; minister;
teacher and principal; superintendent
of schools; member of Nebraska
state senate 16th District, 1877; president,
McPherson Normal College, Republican City, Neb., 1886-87.
Army of the Republic.
Died, of asthma, in Falls City, Polk
County, Ore., June 4,
1896 (age 58 years, 95
Interment at Falls
City Cemetery, Falls City, Ore.
Silas Henry Phillips (1841-1911) —
also known as Silas H. Phillips —
of Holt, Ingham
Born in Michigan, June 5,
of Delhi Township, Michigan, 1886-91, 1898-1901; Ingham
County Treasurer, 1891-94.
Died, from asthma and heart
disease, in Holt, Ingham
County, Mich., July 3,
1911 (age 70 years, 28
Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Holt, Mich.
Married to Adelphia Caroline 'Dell' Ferguson and Lucy C.
| || ||See also Find-A-Grave
George Washington Gordon (1836-1911) —
also known as George W. Gordon —
of Memphis, Shelby
Born in Pulaski, Giles
County, Tenn., October
engineer; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War;
Tennessee Railroad Commissioner, 1883-85; Special U.S. Indian Agent
in Arizona and Nevada, 1885-89; superintendent
of schools; U.S.
Representative from Tennessee 10th District, 1907-11; died in
Died, from asthma and uremia,
in Memphis, Shelby
County, Tenn., August
9, 1911 (age 74 years, 308
Interment at Elmwood
Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
William A. Smyth (1852-1919) —
of Owego, Tioga
Born in Owego, Tioga
County, N.Y., March
editor and publisher; bank
director; delegate to Republican National Convention from New
(alternate); postmaster at Owego,
N.Y., 1897-1914; director, Owego Power &
ancestry. Member, Freemasons;
Arch Masons; Scottish
Rite Masons; Knights
Died, from arteriosclerosis
and asthma, in Owego, Tioga
County, N.Y., August
11, 1919 (age 67 years, 150
Interment at Evergreen
Cemetery, Owego, N.Y.
Peter Henry Wessel (1838-1924) —
also known as Peter H. Wessel —
of Moline, Rock
Island County, Ill.
Born in Germany,
of Moline, Ill., 1889-93, 1899-1903.
Died, from asthma and a stroke,
in Moline, Rock Island
County, Ill., December
10, 1924 (age 86 years, 341
Entombed in mausoleum at Riverside
Cemetery, Moline, Ill.
Robert Marion LaFollette (1855-1925) —
also known as Robert M. LaFollette; "Fighting
Bob"; "Battling Bob" —
of Madison, Dane
Born in Primrose, Dane
County, Wis., June 14,
County District Attorney, 1880-84; U.S.
Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1885-91; delegate to
Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1896
of Wisconsin, 1901-06; U.S.
Senator from Wisconsin, 1906-25; died in office 1925; candidate
for Republican nomination for President, 1908,
Progressive candidate for President
of the United States, 1924.
Died of heart
disease complicated by asthma and pneumonia,
D.C., June 18,
1925 (age 70 years, 4
Interment at Forest
Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
George Brinton McClellan Harvey (1864-1928) —
also known as George Harvey —
of Deal, Monmouth
Born in Peacham, Caledonia
County, Vt., February
reporter; New Jersey Insurance Commissioner, 1890-91; builder and
president of electric
railroads, 1894-98; editor and
publisher, North American Review and Harper's
Weekly; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1921-23.
Died, from a heart
attack and asthma, in Dublin, Cheshire
County, N.H., August
20, 1928 (age 64 years, 186
Interment at Peacham
Cemetery, Peacham, Vt.
Charles Arnette Towne (1858-1928) —
also known as Charles A. Towne —
of Duluth, St. Louis
County, Minn.; New York, New York
County, N.Y.; Tucson, Pima
Born near Pontiac, Oakland
County, Mich., November
Representative from Minnesota 6th District, 1895-97; U.S.
Senator from Minnesota, 1900-01; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from New York, 1904;
Representative from New York 14th District, 1905-07.
Died, from asthma and pneumonia,
in Southern Methodist Hospital,
County, Ariz., October
22, 1928 (age 69 years, 336
Interment at Evergreen
Memorial Park, Tucson, Ariz.
McQuown F. Gose (1859-1942) —
also known as Mack F. Gose —
of Pomeroy, Garfield
County, Wash.; Olympia, Thurston
Born in Sullivan
County, Mo., July 8,
Republican. Lawyer; justice of
Washington state supreme court, 1910; delegate to Republican
National Convention from Washington, 1932.
Died, from bronchial asthma and bronchiectasis,
in Pomeroy, Garfield
County, Wash., January
31, 1942 (age 82 years, 207
in Pomeroy, Wash.
Andrew Jackson Stewart (1872-1945) —
of Bluefield, Mercer
Born near Louisa, Lawrence
County, Ky., November
mine superintendent; mayor
of Bluefield, W.Va., 1924-28.
Rite Masons; Shriners;
Died, from asthma and a heart
condition, in Bluefield, Mercer
County, W.Va., June 12,
1945 (age 72 years, 198
Interment at Monte
Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, W.Va.
| || ||Relatives: Son of Leander Cox Stewart
and Ellen Frances (Savage) Stewart; married, October
1, 1896, to Lola Montry Boyd.|
James William Cherry (1872-1949) —
also known as James W. Cherry —
of Utah; Mesa, Maricopa
Born in Hancock
County, Ill., April 5,
Republican. Justice of
Utah state supreme court, 1923-33; chief
justice of Utah state supreme court, 1929-33.
Died, of cardiac
asthma, in Mesa, Maricopa
County, Ariz., March
23, 1949 (age 76 years, 352
ashes interred at Manti
Cemetery, Manti, Utah.
of A. N. Cherry and Mary (Banks) Cherry.|
Frank Hague (1876-1956) —
also known as "Sphinx of Jersey City"; "The
Boss"; "The Leader" —
of Jersey City, Hudson
Born in Jersey City, Hudson
County, N.J., January
Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey,
of Jersey City, N.J., 1917-47; member of Democratic
National Committee from New Jersey, 1922-52; Vice-Chair
of Democratic National Committee, 1929-39; delegate
to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933.
ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights
Powerful leader of Hudson County Democratic "machine"; famously
quoted as declaring "I am the law!" Indicted
for various crimes but never convicted.
Died, from complications of bronchitis
and asthma, in New York, New York
County, N.Y., January
1, 1956 (age 79 years, 349
Entombed at Holy
Name Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
John Smith Sample (1895-1963) —
also known as John S. Sample —
of Saco, Madison
County, Mo.; Jewett, Madison
County, Mo.; Mineral Point, Washington
Born in Fredericktown, Madison
County, Mo., June 14,
Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; stockman;
member of Missouri
state house of representatives, 1941-48, 1954-58 (Madison County
1941-48, Washington County 1954-58); defeated, 1948; alternate
delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1948.
Died, from cor
pulmonale, due to chronic
emphysema and asthma, in Bonne Terre Hospital,
Bonne Terre, St.
Francois County, Mo., May 31,
1963 (age 67 years, 351
Interment at Marcus Memorial Cemetery, Fredericktown, Mo.
of Ezekiel Alexander Sample and Ada Caroline (Smith) Sample; married
to Della Berry.|
| || ||See also Find-A-Grave
Oren Ethelbirt Long (1889-1965) —
also known as Oren E. Long —
of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu
Born in Altoona, Wilson
County, Kan., March 4,
of Hawaii Territory, 1946-51; Governor
of Hawaii Territory, 1951-55; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1952;
member of Hawaii
territorial senate, 1956-59; U.S.
Senator from Hawaii, 1959-63; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from Hawaii, 1960.
of Christ. Member, Freemasons;
Died, following an attack of asthmatic bronchitis,
in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu
County, Hawaii, May 6,
1965 (age 76 years, 63
Interment at Oahu
Cemetery, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
George Leon Paul Weaver (1912-1995) —
also known as George L. P. Weaver —
Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny
County, Pa., May 8,
civil rights committee, CIO; executive
secretary, civil rights committee, AFL-CIO, 1955-58; assistant to
the president, International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine
Workers; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for International Affairs,
1961-69; special assistant to the Director-General, International
Labor Organization; delegate to Democratic National Convention from
District of Columbia, 1960,
Died, from complications of emphysema
and asthma, in George Washington University Hospital,
D.C., July 14,
1995 (age 83 years, 67
Burial location unknown.
of George J. Weaver and Josephine (Snell) Weaver; married, September
7, 1941, to Mary F. Sullivan.|
John Emerson Moss (1915-1997) —
also known as John E. Moss —
of Sacramento, Sacramento
Born in Hiawatha, Carbon
County, Utah, April
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of California
state assembly, 1949-52; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from California, 1952
Representative from California 3rd District, 1953-78.
Died, from complications of asthma and pneumonia,
in a hospital
Francisco, Calif., December
5, 1997 (age 82 years, 236
Burial location unknown.