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Politicians Killed in Automobile Accidents

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  James M. Varnum (1848-1907) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1848. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 11th District, 1879-80; candidate for New York state attorney general, 1889; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1890; New York County Surrogate, 1899. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Society of Colonial Wars. Badly injured when his car collided with a streetcar, and died soon after, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 26, 1907 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1899 to Mary Witherspoon Dickey.
  George Warren Weymouth (1850-1910) — also known as George W. Weymouth — of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Merrimac, Essex County, Mass., August 25, 1850. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1896; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1897-1901. Killed in an automobile accident near Bingham, Somerset County, Maine, September 7, 1910 (age 60 years, 13 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Carl Carey Anderson (1877-1912) — also known as Carl C. Anderson — of Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio. Born in Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, December 2, 1877. Democrat. Mayor of Fostoria, Ohio, 1905-09; U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1909-12; died in office 1912. Killed in an automobile accident, when the car he was riding in overturned, near Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio, October 1, 1912 (age 34 years, 304 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of John J. Anderson and Mary L. (Barringer) Anderson; married, September 17, 1904, to Helen May 'Nellie' Ford.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Emmett Robinson Wooten (1878-1915) — also known as Emmett R. Wooten — of Kinston, Lenoir County, N.C. Born in Fort Barnwell, Craven County, N.C., November 2, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Lenoir County, 1909-15; died in office 1915; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1915; died in office 1915. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Injured in an automobile accident, suffered traumatic pneumonia, and died, in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., February 27, 1915 (age 36 years, 117 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Council Wooten (1848-1901) and Mary (Cobb) Wooten (1850-1936); married, April 20, 1904, to Nannie Griffin Cox (1878-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Shirley M. Crawford (1872-1917) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 5, 1872. Republican. Actor; newspaper writer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; law partner of Augustus E. Willson; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Louisville, Ky., 1901-07; in February 1905, amidst a controversy over the appointment of a new Colonel, a military court of inquiry was convened to investigate the officers of the First Kentucky regiment, including a Major and six Captains, for willful disobedience; all were releived of duty, but Capt. Crawford was singled out as "an agitator and fomenter of strife, disloyal and insubordinate to his superior officers," and ordered court-martialed; secretary-treasurer and director, Kentucky-Arizona Copper Company (engaged in mining and smelting). Hit by a car while crossing a street, suffered a fractured leg and pneumonia, and died two weeks later, in German Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., September 6, 1917 (age 45 years, 32 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, September 20, 1902, to Reina Melcher (divorced 1906).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Herbert Prouty (1862-1918) — also known as George H. Prouty — of Newport, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., March 4, 1862. Republican. Lumber business; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1896-97; member of Vermont state senate, 1904; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1906-08; Governor of Vermont, 1908-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1916. Congregationalist. Killed when the car in which he was riding was hit by a train, in dense fog, at a grade crossing near Waterville, Quebec, August 19, 1918 (age 56 years, 168 days). Interment at East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of John Azro Prouty and Hannah Barker (Lamb) Prouty (1834-1865); brother of Charles Azro Prouty (1853-1921); married, December 1, 1890, to Henrietta 'Nettie' Allen (1865-1929); half-uncle of Winston Lewis Prouty; fourth cousin of Carlton Prouty.
  Political family: Prouty family of Newport, Vermont.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Allen Sterling (1857-1918) — also known as John A. Sterling — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Le Roy, McLean County, Ill., February 1, 1857. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; McLean County State's Attorney, 1892-96; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1896-98; U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1903-13, 1915-18; died in office 1918. Died as the result of an automobile accident, near Pontiac, Livingston County, Ill., October 17, 1918 (age 61 years, 258 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
  Relatives: Brother of Thomas Sterling (1851-1930).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stanley Eyre Bowdle (1868-1919) — also known as Stanley E. Bowdle — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Clifton (now part of Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio, September 4, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention, 1912; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916. Episcopalian. Struck by an automobile while getting off a streetcar, and died a few hours later, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, April 6, 1919 (age 50 years, 214 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel D. Bowdle and Ellen E. (Doran) Bowdle; married, November 29, 1900, to Lillian Crane Scott; third cousin of Thomas Lawrence Eyre (1862-1926); fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Larkin Eyre.
  Political family: Eyre family of Chester, Pennsylvania.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Franklin Hanly (1863-1920) — also known as J. Frank Hanly — of Williamsport, Warren County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born near St. Joseph, Champaign County, Ill., April 4, 1863. Lawyer; law partner of Will R. Wood; member of Indiana state senate, 1890; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1896; Governor of Indiana, 1905-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1916. Died as the result of an automobile-train accident near Dennison, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, August 1, 1920 (age 57 years, 119 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Williamsport, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Hanly and Anna E. (Calton) Hanly; married, December 3, 1881, to Eva A. Simmer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Charles F. Van_de_Water Charles Franklin Van de Water (1872-1920) — also known as Charles F. Van de Water — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Hobart, Delaware County, N.Y., October 10, 1872. Republican. Real estate developer; bank director; elected U.S. Representative from California 9th District 1920, but died before taking office. Methodist. While driving in a dense fog, he collided with a truck parked on the road, and died soon after, in Pomona Valley Hospital, Pomona, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 20, 1920 (age 48 years, 41 days). His secretary, Janice Luebben, was also killed, and others in his car were injured. The truck driver, Carlyle Hughes, was later convicted of criminal negligence for leaving the truck on the road. Interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jane Bertha 'Jennie' (Wilde) Van de Water (1831-1915) and Rev. Isaac Randolph Van de Water; married 1904 to Edith Weir Van de Water (1874-1961).
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1920)
  Loren E. Seneker (1869-1921) — of Mt. Vernon, Lawrence County, Mo. Born in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence County, Mo., November 23, 1869. Lawyer; mayor of Mt. Vernon, Mo., 1900; Lawrence County Clerk, 1903; member of Missouri state senate 18th District, 1919-21; died in office 1921. Died as the result of an automobile accident, October 19, 1921 (age 51 years, 330 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, October 27, 1903, to Hattie M. Hoshaw.
A. Barton Hepburn Alonzo Barton Hepburn (1846-1922) — also known as A. Barton Hepburn — of Colton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Colton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., July 24, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; timber business; banker; member of New York state assembly from St. Lawrence County 2nd District, 1875-79; superintendent, New York State Banking Department, 1880-83; U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, 1892-93; director, New York Life Insurance Company, American Agricultural Chemical Company, Studebaker Corporation (automobile manufacturer), and Great Northern Railway. Hit by a bus at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street, injured, and died five days later, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 25, 1922 (age 75 years, 185 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Zina Earl Hepburn (1798-1984) and Beulah (Gray) Hepburn (1807-1900); married 1873 to Harriet A. 'Hattie' Fisher (died 1881); married 1887 to Emily L. Eaton (1865-1956).
  A. Barton Hepburn Hospital (now Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center), in Ogdensburg, New York, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "A benefactor. A faithful friend. A loyal American."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Comptrollers of the Currency
  Image source: The Chase Monthly Magazine, February 1922
  Lucian Walton Parrish (1878-1922) — also known as Lucian W. Parrish — of Texas. Born in Sister Grove, Grayson County, Tex., January 10, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1919-22; died in office 1922. Injured in an automobile accident, and died from infection twelve days later, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex., March 27, 1922 (age 44 years, 76 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Henrietta, Tex.
  Relatives: Married 1912 to Gladys Edwards.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Theodore A. Bell Theodore Arlington Bell (1872-1922) — also known as Theodore A. Bell — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Vallejo, Solano County, Calif., July 25, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1903-05; defeated, 1904; candidate for Governor of California, 1906 (Democratic), 1910 (Democratic), 1918 (Independent); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1912 (speaker). While returning from a hunting trip, was killed in an automobile accident near San Rafael, Marin County, Calif., September 4, 1922 (age 50 years, 41 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, St. Helena, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Bell and Catherine Jane (Mills) Bell; married, April 23, 1899, to Annie M. Muller.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1908
  Thomas Francis Smith (1865-1923) — also known as Thomas F. Smith — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 24, 1865. Democrat. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention 15th District, 1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916, 1920; U.S. Representative from New York, 1917-21 (15th District 1917-19, 16th District 1919-21). Member, Tammany Hall. Died in a taxicab accident in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 11, 1923 (age 57 years, 261 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Vincent Ganly (1878-1923) — also known as James V. Ganly — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 13, 1878. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 24th District, 1907; Bronx County Clerk, 1914-17; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1919-21, 1923; defeated, 1920; died in office 1923. Died in an automobile accident in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 7, 1923 (age 44 years, 359 days). Interment at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bert F. Baker (1867-1924) — of Glenburn, Renville County, N.Dak. Born in 1867. Member of North Dakota state senate, 1921-23. Died in an automobile accident while campaigning for State Agriculture Commissioner, 1924 (age about 57 years). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Minot, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Married to Berta E. Baker (1876-1964).
  David Bagby, Jr. (1886-1924) — of Fayette, Howard County, Mo. Born in Roanoke, Howard County, Mo., October 19, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; Howard County Prosecuting Attorney, 1913-16; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Howard County, 1921-22; member of Missouri state senate 14th District, 1923-24; died in office 1924. Killed in an automobile accident, when the car in which he was riding, skidded and overturned down an embankment, near Fayette, Howard County, Mo., December 19, 1924 (age 38 years, 61 days). Interment at Fayette City Cemetery, Fayette, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Robert M. Bagby (1860-1943) and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' (Viley) Bagby (1866-1942).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herbert Parsons (1869-1925) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 28, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1905-11; defeated, 1900 (12th District), 1910 (13th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1915; member of Republican National Committee from New York, 1916-20; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Presbyterian or Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Union League. Lost control of a motor bicycle, fell, suffered a ruptured kidney, and died as a result, in House of Mercy Hospital, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., September 16, 1925 (age 55 years, 323 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Edward Parsons (1829-1915) and Mary Dumesnil (McIlvaine) Parsons (1834-1896); married, September 1, 1900, to Elsie Worthington Clews (1875-1941).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Alvin Loud (1852-1925) — also known as George A. Loud — of Au Sable, Iosco County, Mich.; Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Born in Bainbridge, Geauga County, Ohio, June 18, 1852. Republican. Lumber business; staff member for Gov. Hazen S. Pingree, 1897-1901; U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1903-13, 1915-17; defeated, 1912. English ancestry. Killed in an automobile accident at Myrtle Point, Coos County, Ore., November 13, 1925 (age 73 years, 148 days). Interment at Au Sable Cemetery, Oscoda, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry M. Loud (1812?-?); married to Elizabeth Glennie.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Stormont Hackett (1868-1926) — also known as William S. Hackett — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., December 7, 1868. Democrat. President, Albany City Savings Bank; mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1922-26; died in office 1926. Member, Freemasons. Injured in an automobile accident in Cuba, and died three weeks later, from the injuries and erysipelas, in American Hospital, Havana (La Habana), Cuba, March 4, 1926 (age 57 years, 87 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Meyer London (1871-1926) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Kalvaria, Russia, December 29, 1871. Socialist. Immigrated to the United States in 1891; became a citizen in 1896; lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1909 (Socialist), 1911, 1925 (Socialist); U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1915-19, 1921-23; defeated, 1910 (9th District), 1912 (12th District), 1918 (12th District), 1922 (12th District); delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920. Jewish. Struck by a car as he was crossing First Avenue, near Eighteenth Street, in Manhattan, and died soon after at Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., June 6, 1926 (age 54 years, 159 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edwin Stewart Underhill (1861-1929) — also known as Edwin S. Underhill — of Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., October 7, 1861. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1888; U.S. Representative from New York, 1911-15 (33rd District 1911-13, 37th District 1913-15); defeated, 1926; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928. Died, as the result of an automobile accident, in Coopers, Steuben County, N.Y., February 7, 1929 (age 67 years, 123 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Lispenard Underhill and Charlotte Louise (McBeath) Underhill (1832-1894); married 1884 to Minerva Elizabeth Allen (1862-1921); married 1925 to Mary Amelia Allen (1876-1951); father of Edwin Stewart Underhill, Jr. (1890-1960).
  Political family: Underhill family of Bath, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Merrill Moores (1856-1929) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., April 21, 1856. Republican. U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1915-25. Died, as the result of an automobile accident, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., October 21, 1929 (age 73 years, 183 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Storen Legare (d. 1930) — of Charleston County, S.C. Member of South Carolina state senate from Charleston County, 1927-30; died in office 1930. Killed in an automobile accident, February 7, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Whiteford Claude Martin (d. 1930) — of Orangeburg County, S.C. Member of South Carolina state senate from Orangeburg County, 1925-30; died in office 1930. Killed in an automobile accident, February 7, 1930. Burial location unknown.
  George John Kindel (1855-1930) — also known as George J. Kindel — of Denver, Colo. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 2, 1855. Upholstery and furniture business; U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1913-15; defeated, 1916 (Liberal), 1927 (Independent); Kindel Commercial Equality candidate for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1914. Injured in an automobile accident near Hillrose, Colo., and subsequently died in a hospital at Brush, Morgan County, Colo., February 28, 1930 (age 74 years, 363 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Key Pendleton (1850-1930) — also known as Francis K. Pendleton — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Clifton (now part of Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio, January 3, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1911-20; defeated, 1909; appointed 1911; resigned 1920. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Injured in an automobile accident on Riverside Drive, and died two months later as a result, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 26, 1930 (age 80 years, 204 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Alicia (Key) Pendleton (1824-1886) and George Hunt Pendleton; married, December 20, 1890, to Elizabeth La Montagne (1872-1936; sister-in-law of Nicholas Murray Butler); nephew of Philip Barton Key (1818-1859); grandson of Francis Scott Key and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; grandnephew of Edmund Henry Pendleton; great-grandson of Nathaniel Pendleton; great-grandnephew of Philip Barton Key (1757-1815); second great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin twice removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton; first cousin thrice removed of Philip Key; third cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Philip Coleman Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Zachary Taylor; fourth cousin of William Barret Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton (1850-1914) and John Overton Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Coleby Chew and Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Buckley Wilcox (1864-1931) — also known as Henry B. Wilcox; Harry B. Wilcox — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., May 23, 1864. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1916, 1920 (alternate), 1924; Honorary Consul for Bolivia in Baltimore, Md., 1923-31. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Sons of the American Revolution. Hit by a car and killed, while crossing Charles Street, at University Parkway, Baltimore, Md., April 22, 1931 (age 66 years, 334 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn, Md.
  Relatives: Son of William Littleton Wilcox and Susannah Helen (Perry) Wilcox; married, November 5, 1889, to Katherine Elizabeth 'Kate' Wirt (1867-1935).
  Daniel Nash Morgan (1844-1931) — also known as Daniel N. Morgan — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn., August 18, 1844. Democrat. Grocer; dry goods merchant; banker; mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1880-81, 1884-85; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1883; member of Connecticut state senate 14th District, 1885-86, 1893; resigned 1893; Treasurer of the United States, 1893-97; candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1898. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. While crossing a street, he was hit by an automobile, was badly injured, and died twelve days later, in Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., May 30, 1931 (age 86 years, 285 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Ezra Morgan (1801?-1871) and Hannah (Nash) Morgan; married, June 10, 1868, to Medora Huganen Judson (daughter of William A. Judson).
  Political family: Morgan-Judson family of Newtown and Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  Cassius Lynn Alexander (1875-1931) — also known as Cassius L. Alexander — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Born in Wayne Township, Erie County, Pa., January 24, 1875. Republican. Undertaker; mayor of Corry, Pa., 1909-13, 1918-25, 1929-31; died in office 1931; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives 3rd District, 1915-16. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Eagles. While en route to Buffalo, N.Y., he was killed in a one-car automobile accident, when his car went off the road and hit a telephone pole, in near Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y., June 9, 1931 (age 56 years, 136 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Alexander (1837-1923) and Sarah M. (Dutton) Alexander (1846-1925); married to Melinda Alvira Cody (1873-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Ebenezer Durkee (1874-1932) — also known as John E. Durkee — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Michigan, April 22, 1874. Grocer; mayor of South Haven, Mich., 1920. Gravely injured in a head-on collision, and died an hour later in Clinic Hospital, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Ind., May 14, 1932 (age 58 years, 22 days). Interment at Arlington Hill Cemetery, Bangor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Rosseau Durkee and Aurelia Durkee; married, December 23, 1901, to Edith O. Gish.
  Benjamin Franklin Starr (1867-1932) — also known as Benjamin F. Starr — of Corry, Erie County, Pa. Born in Lisburn, Cumberland County, Pa., August 18, 1867. Owner and manager, Starr Granite Works; mayor of Corry, Pa., 1932; died in office 1932. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Seemingly uninjured in an automobile accident which overturned his car, he collapsed and died a few minutes later, possibly from a head injury or heart attack, in Rome Township, Crawford County, Pa., July 27, 1932 (age 64 years, 344 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Pa.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Relatives: Son of James Starr and Anna Starr; married 1896 to Ruth Treat.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wilfred Harvey Schoff (1874-1932) — also known as Wilfred H. Schoff — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Newtonville, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., November 27, 1874. Lecturer; Honorary Consul for Bolivia in Philadelphia, Pa., 1898-1929; Honorary Consul for Peru in Philadelphia, Pa., 1898-1921; Vice-Consul for Panama in Philadelphia, Pa., 1904-22; secretary and treasurer of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association; secretary of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum. Killed when hit by a car in Mt. Holly, Burlington County, N.J., September 14, 1932 (age 57 years, 292 days); his body was not identified until almost three weeks later. Original interment at Brotherhood Cemetery, Hainesport, N.J.; reinterment in 1932 at Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Frederic Schoff (1848-1922) and Hannah (Kent) Schoff (1853-1940); married, June 20, 1900, to Ethelwyn McGeorge (1880-1924).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph Dayton Cole (1873-1932) — also known as Ralph D. Cole — of Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. Born in Vanlue, Hancock County, Ohio, November 30, 1873. Republican. Hancock County Clerk, 1897-99; lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1900; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1905-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916, 1924, 1928 (speaker); colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1920. Member, American Legion. Injured in an automobile accident near Parkman, Ohio, and died in the hospital at Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, October 15, 1932 (age 58 years, 320 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of Raymond Clinton Cole (1870-1957).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Karl Cortlandt Schuyler (1877-1933) — also known as Karl C. Schuyler — of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., April 3, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; oil business; bank director; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1916; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1932-33; defeated, 1920, 1932. Struck by an automobile, and subsequently died in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 31, 1933 (age 56 years, 119 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Schuyler (1841-1884) and Eleanor 'Nellie' (Farnan) Schuyler (1846-1895); married to Delia Alsena Shepard (1882-1973; who later married Eugene Donald Millikin); grandnephew of George Washington Schuyler; fourth great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724) and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); first cousin once removed of Eugene Schuyler; first cousin five times removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); first cousin six times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin four times removed of Stephanus Bayard, Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), William Livingston, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin thrice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Peter Robert Livingston, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810), Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), James Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., Edward Livingston and Philip Jeremiah Schuyler.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Davenport Clarke (1873-1933) — also known as John D. Clarke — of Fraser, Delaware County, N.Y. Born in Hobart, Delaware County, N.Y., January 15, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; mining business; farmer; U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1921-25, 1927-33; defeated in primary, 1924; died in office 1933; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932. Killed in an automobile accident; the car he was driving collided with another car, then went off the road, plunging down a twelve-foot embankment and hitting a tree, near Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y., November 5, 1933 (age 60 years, 294 days). Interment at Locust Hill Cemetery, Hobart, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Capt. W. J. Clarke and Emaline (Davenport) Clarke; married 1905 to Marian Kingley Williams (1880-1953).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harry Clay Trexler (1854-1933) — also known as Harry C. Trexler — of Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., April 17, 1854. Republican. Lumber business; cement manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; director of electric railroads, telephone companies, and electric utilities. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Union League. Badly injured when his car collided with an oil truck on the William Penn Highway, and died the next day in Easton Hospital, Easton, Northampton County, Pa., November 17, 1933 (age 79 years, 214 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin W. Trexler (1826-1900) and Matilda (Sauerbuck) Trexler (1827-1914); brother of Frank Mattern Trexler (1861-1947); married, January 22, 1885, to Mary M. Mosser (1852-1934).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Novotny (d. 1934) — of Berwyn, Cook County, Ill. Mayor of Berwyn, Ill., 1933-34; died in office 1934. Killed in an automobile accident, near Pontiac, Livingston County, Ill., January 25, 1934. Interment at Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  John Williamson McGavock (1846-1934) — also known as J. W. McGavock — of Max Meadows, Wythe County, Va. Born in Wytheville, Wythe County, Va., October 25, 1846. Republican. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; farmer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1920; candidate for U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1922. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Struck by an automobile, and died in a hospital soon after, in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., March 20, 1934 (age 87 years, 146 days). Interment at Oglesby Cemetery, Fort Chiswell, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Ephraim McGavock (1805-1876) and Abie Jouet (Williamson) McGavock (1812-1877); married to Emily Maria Graham (1848-1889) and Jane Byrd Pendleton (1869-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert McDowell McCracken (1874-1934) — also known as Robert M. McCracken — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., March 15, 1874. Republican. Member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1907; U.S. Representative from Idaho at-large, 1915-17. While campaigning was in an automobile accident, which resulted in his death, in Emmett, Gem County, Idaho, May 16, 1934 (age 60 years, 62 days). Interment at Blackfoot Cemetery, Blackfoot, Idaho.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harcourt Joseph Pratt (1866-1934) — also known as Harcourt J. Pratt — of Highland, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Highland, Ulster County, N.Y., October 23, 1866. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Ulster County 2nd District, 1897; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1925-33. Died, from injuries received in an automobile accident, near Highland, Ulster County, N.Y., May 21, 1934 (age 67 years, 210 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Highland, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Chalkley Coffin (1887-1934) — also known as Thomas C. Coffin — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, October 25, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Pocatello, Idaho, 1931-33; U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1933-34; died in office 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Struck by an automobile on a driveway in the south grounds of the U.S. Capitol, June 4, 1934, and died four days later at Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1934 (age 46 years, 226 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Sherman Myers Coffin (1860-1934) and Jessie (Phelps) Coffin (1860-1929).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank L. Covert (1867-1935) — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Waterford Township, Oakland County, Mich., November 23, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1905-10; member of Michigan state senate 12th District, 1915-18; defeated, 1912; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1917-19; circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1919-35; appointed 1919; died in office 1935. Injured when his car crashed into the back of a truck, and died soon after at Pontiac General Hospital, Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., January 11, 1935 (age 67 years, 49 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Hudson P. Covert (1820-1896) and Nancy J. (Sheldon) Covert (1828-1908); married, October 2, 1895, to Catherine Cruice (1870-1951).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James J. Murphy (c.1869-1935) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in New York, about 1869. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1898-1900; candidate for mayor of Jersey City, N.J., 1903. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Hit by a car while crossing Hudson Boulevard, and died that evening at Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., January 21, 1935 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Maurice R. Keyworth (1886-1935) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Shabbona, Sanilac County, Mich., 1886. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; elected Michigan superintendent of public instruction 1935, but died before taking office. Member, Rotary. Died, in an automobile crash, June 22, 1935 (age about 48 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, August 28, 1907, to Ora G. Moore.
  Anna Ickes (1873-1935) — also known as Anna Wilmarth; Anna Wilmarth Thompson — Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 27, 1873. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1920. Female. Died, following an automobile accident, in Velarde, Rio Arriba County, N.M., August 31, 1935 (age 62 years, 216 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry Martin Wilmarth and Mary Jane (Hawes) Wilmarth; married 1911 to Harold LeClair Ickes (1874-1952).
  Political family: Ickes family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William John Cooper (1882-1935) — of California. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 24, 1882. California superintendent of public instruction, 1927-29; appointed 1927; resigned 1929. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a stroke while driving, and died nine days later, in a hospital at Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., September 19, 1935 (age 52 years, 299 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
Thomas D. Schall Thomas David Schall (1878-1935) — also known as Thomas D. Schall — of Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Reed City, Osceola County, Mich., June 4, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 10th District, 1915-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1920; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1925-35; defeated in primary, 1923; died in office 1935. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Blinded by an electric shock from a cigar lighter, 1907. Hit by an automobile, on the Washington-Baltimore Boulevard, near Cottage City, Maryland, suffered severe injuries, and died three days later, in Casualty Hospital, Washington, D.C., December 22, 1935 (age 57 years, 201 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of David Schall and Mary Ellen (Jordan) Schall; married 1907 to Margaret Huntley.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Erwin C. Woodworth (1872-1936) — of Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Born near Millfield, Athens County, Ohio, December 29, 1872. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1910-14; mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1918-19. Injured in an automobile accident, and died, April 19, 1936 (age 63 years, 112 days). Burial location unknown.
  Richard Louis Murphy (1875-1936) — also known as Louis Murphy — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, November 6, 1875. Democrat. Newspaper editor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1920, 1936; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1933-36; died in office 1936. Catholic. Died in an automobile accident near Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., July 16, 1936 (age 60 years, 253 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Oscar Durland Tuthill (1877-1936) — also known as Oscar D. Tuthill — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 15, 1877. Republican. Dairy business; first selectman of Greenwich, Connecticut, 1921-36; died in office 1936. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Redmen; Rotary. Injured in an automobile accident in Briarcliff, N.Y., and died three days later, in Ossining Hospital, Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y., September 29, 1936 (age 59 years, 258 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Jane Sherman.
  John F. Conrad (d. 1937) — also known as "Big John" — of Rochester, Strafford County, N.H. Mayor of Rochester, N.H., 1937; died in office 1937. Killed when he fell between a backing truck and a loading dock, in Rochester, Strafford County, N.H., 1937. Burial location unknown.
  Orlando Fleming Barnes (1856-1937) — also known as Orlando F. Barnes — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Mason, Ingham County, Mich., November 7, 1856. Democrat. Mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1882-83; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1886; candidate for Michigan land commissioner, 1910; president, Roscommon State Bank. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias. While traveling south on U.S. 27 during icy conditions, his car skidded and collided with an oncoming truck; he was brought to a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp, where he died the same evening, in Roscommon County, Mich., January 13, 1937 (age 80 years, 67 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Orlando Mack Barnes (1824-1899) and Amanda (Fleming) Barnes (1832-1921).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis O. Williams (1874-1937) — of Clinton, DeWitt County, Ill. Born in DeWitt County, Ill., February 22, 1874. Democrat. Member of Illinois state senate 28th District, 1933-37; died in office 1937; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons. Died, from injuries received in an automobile collision, March 19, 1937 (age 63 years, 25 days). Burial location unknown.
James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) — also known as James W. Johnson; James William Johnson — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., June 17, 1871. School principal; author; lawyer; U.S. Consul in Puerto Cabello, 1906-07; Dakar, 1907-08; Corinto, 1908-09; university professor. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Sigma Pi Phi; Phi Beta Sigma; Freemasons. Author of the words to the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which became known as the "Negro National Anthem". Killed in a car-train collision, in Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, June 26, 1938 (age 67 years, 9 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Johnson and Helen Louise (Dillet) Johnson; married 1910 to Grace Nail (1885-1976).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Johnson (built 1943, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1988)
  Hiram Iddings Bearss (1875-1938) — also known as Hiram I. Bearss — of Peru, Miami County, Ind. Born in Peru, Miami County, Ind., April 13, 1875. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Spanish-American War; received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Philippine Islands, 1901-02; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1920, 1936. Died in an automobile accident, in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., August 28, 1938 (age 63 years, 137 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Wallace Bearss (1846-1942) and Desdemonia (Iddings) Bearss (1849-1923); married, May 1, 1904, to Louise A. Madden; nephew of George Russell Bearss and Albert Cole Bearss (1836-?); grandson of Daniel Robert Bearss.
  Political family: Bearss family of Peru, Indiana.
  The USS Bearss (built 1943, scapped 1976), a U.S. Navy destroyer, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James A. Murphy (1889-1939) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Laurium, Houghton County, Mich., March 31, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1933-39; died in office 1939. Irish ancestry. Killed in an automobile accident, March 19, 1939 (age 49 years, 353 days). Burial location unknown.
  Orville Elbridge Atwood (1880-1939) — also known as Orville E. Atwood — of Newaygo, Newaygo County, Mich.; Fremont, Newaygo County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Morgan Park (now part of Chicago), Cook County, Ill., February 23, 1880. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Newaygo County, 1919-22; member of Michigan state senate 26th District, 1923-26, 1929-30; defeated in primary, 1926; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924; secretary of state of Michigan, 1935-36; defeated, 1936; director, Michigan Sales Tax Division, 1939. Congregationalist. English ancestry. Member, Delta Upsilon; Freemasons. Killed, along with auto executive Frank Longyear, in a collision with a bus at Howell, Livingston County, Mich., June 15, 1939 (age 59 years, 112 days). Interment somewhere in Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Orville Elbridge Atwood, Sr. (1840-1910) and Martha Elvira (Townsend) Atwood (1842-1914); married, October 1, 1910, to Evelyn May Forman (1881-1968).
  Herbert Pritcgard Orr (1882-1939) — also known as Herbert P. Orr — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Tuscola County, Mich., September 16, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; actuary; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1931-34. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Killed, along with his wife, in an automobile collision, in Tuscola County, Mich., August 14, 1939 (age 56 years, 332 days). Burial location unknown.
  George Henry Heinke (1882-1940) — also known as George H. Heinke — of Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb. Born near Dunbar, Otoe County, Neb., July 22, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Otoe County Prosecuting Attorney, 1919-23, 1927-35; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1939-40; died in office 1940. Injured in an automobile collision during a snowstorm, and died a week later in a hospital at Morrilton, Conway County, Ark., January 2, 1940 (age 57 years, 164 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Neb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lincoln Curtis Chenoweth (1862-1940) — of Webb City, Jasper County, Mo.; Joplin, Jasper County, Mo. Born in Pineville, McDonald County, Mo., March 20, 1862. Democrat. Physician; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904; member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 1904. Injured, along with his wife, in an automobile accident in November, 1936, which was eventually fatal to both; his wife died in 1937, and he died, in St. John's Hospital, Joplin, Jasper County, Mo., May 5, 1940 (age 78 years, 46 days). Interment at Ozark Memorial Park, Joplin, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Albert White Chenoweth (1835-1883) and Thirrissa L. (Harmon) Chenoweth (1841-1880); married, July 10, 1887, to America Lavina McNatt (1868-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William W. Potter William W. Potter (1869-1940) — of Hastings, Barry County, Mich. Born in Maple Grove Township, Barry County, Mich., August 1, 1869. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1899-1900; Barry County Prosecuting Attorney, 1909-12; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1924; Michigan state attorney general, 1927-28; resigned 1928; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928-40; appointed 1928; died in office 1940; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1935. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died, following an automobile accident, July 21, 1940 (age 70 years, 355 days). Interment at Wilcox Cemetery, Maple Grove Township, Barry County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lucien B. Potter and Clarinda L. Potter; married to Margaret D. Richardson.
  Cross-reference: Glenn S. Allen, Jr.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  Andrew Cobb Erwin (1884-1941) — also known as Andrew C. Erwin — of Athens, Clarke County, Ga. Born in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., December 22, 1884. Democrat. Insurance and real estate business; banker; mayor of Athens, Ga., 1918-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932. Hit by a car on the street in front of his house, and died as a result, in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., February 16, 1941 (age 56 years, 56 days). Interment at Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Smith Erwin (1843-1902; judge) and Mary Ann Lamar (Cobb) Erwin; married, April 24, 1912, to Camilla Oliver McWhorter (born 1884; sister of Robert Ligon McWhorter (1891-1960)); grandson of Howell Cobb.
  Political family: Cobb family of Athens, Georgia.
  Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941) — also known as Alonzo D. Folger — of Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C. Born in Dobson, Surry County, N.C., July 9, 1888. Democrat. State court judge in North Carolina, 1937; member of Democratic National Committee from North Carolina, 1939-40; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1939-41; died in office 1941. Died in an automobile accident in Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C., April 30, 1941 (age 52 years, 295 days). Interment at Dobson Cemetery, Dobson, N.C.
  Relatives: Brother of John Hamlin Folger; uncle of Fred Folger (1900-?).
  Political family: Folger family of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Miller Hammond (1874-1941) — also known as Harry M. Hammond — of Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 5, 1874. Republican. Streetcar conductor; building materials business; postmaster at Alameda, Calif., 1916, 1921-34 (acting, 1916). Member, Rotary; Elks; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Killed in an automobile accident San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., August 10, 1941 (age 66 years, 309 days). His wife was injured in the crash, and died the next day. Cremated.
  Relatives: Married to Katherine 'Katie' Aberle (1893-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Jason E. Payne Jason Elihu Payne (1874-1941) — also known as Jason E. Payne — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Clay County, S.Dak., January 22, 1874. Republican. Lost his right arm as a youth, in an accident with a runaway team of horses; college instructor; lawyer; law professor; member of South Dakota state senate 2nd District, 1903-06. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Delta Theta Phi; American Bar Association. An enraged litigant, Ozzie Kirby, tried to kill him in in 1940; Kirby also shot and killed Payne's law partner. Injured in an automobile accident, and died several weeks later as a result, in a hospital at Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak., September 11, 1941 (age 67 years, 232 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Byron Spencer Payne (1839-1925) and Charlotte Elizabeth (Woodworth) Payne (1846-1926); brother of Byron Samuel Payne (1876-?); married, July 20, 1905, to Iwae E. Sheppard.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  James J. Byard, Jr. (1872-1942) — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in 1872. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1912. Killed in an automobile accident, 1942 (age about 70 years). Interment at Fly Creek Cemetery, Otsego, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Lulu G. Tarpenning (1878-1968).
  Hardy Maxey Swift (1870-1942) — of Illinois. Born in Jefferson County, Ill., August 29, 1870. Mayor of Mt. Vernon, Ill., 1911, 1927-29; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1934. Methodist. Member, Redmen; Elks; Woodmen; Lions. Died, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, in Thompson Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill., February 15, 1942 (age 71 years, 170 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
  Henry Dattner (1892-1942) — of Michigan. Born in 1892. Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1936. Died, in an auto accident at Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., August 6, 1942 (age about 50 years). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Charles Alexander Young (1870-1943) — also known as Charles A. Young — of Cadet, Washington County, Mo. Born in Greencastle, Warren County, Ky., October 7, 1870. Republican. Merchant; postmaster; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1921-30, 1943; died in office 1943. While crossing a street, was hit by a car, badly injured, and died an hour and a half later in a hospital at Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., May 8, 1943 (age 72 years, 213 days). Interment at St. Joachim Cemetery, Old Mines, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, March 2, 1897, to Mary Louise Bouchard.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Weldon Bailey, Jr. (1892-1943) — also known as Joseph W. Bailey, Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., December 15, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas at-large, 1933-35; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Presbyterian. Died in military service, of pneumonia following injuries he suffered in a collision, in the military hospital at Camp Howze, near Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., July 17, 1943 (age 50 years, 214 days). Original interment at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Tex.; reinterment in 1958 at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Weldon Bailey (1862-1929) and Ellen (Murray) Bailey; married, November 6, 1924, to Roberta Lewis; first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge and John Floyd; second cousin once removed of John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd.
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
James T. Lloyd James Tilghman Lloyd (1857-1944) — also known as James T. Lloyd — of Monticello, Lewis County, Mo.; Shelbyville, Shelby County, Mo.; Washington, D.C.; Canton, Lewis County, Mo. Born in Canton, Lewis County, Mo., August 28, 1857. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; lawyer; Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney, 1889-93; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1897-1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1908. Injured in an automobile accident, and subsequently died as a result, in a nursing home at Quincy, Adams County, Ill., April 3, 1944 (age 86 years, 219 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Bruce Graves (1855-1939).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Arthur A. Shonbeck (1878-1945) — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in 1878. Democrat. Gold miner; implement dealer; oil business; farmer; candidate for mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1924; trustee, Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines (now University of Alaska), 1925-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1932, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee); Alaska Territory Democratic Party chair, 1934-37. Drowned in a river when his pickup truck went off the road, near Ophir, Yukon-Koyukuk census area, Alaska, June 20, 1945 (age about 66 years). Interment at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, Anchorage, Alaska.
  Relatives: Married to Ann Peckenpaugh.
  Joseph Warren Tolbert (1865-1946) — also known as Joseph W. Tolbert; "Tieless Joe" — of Greenwood, Greenwood County, S.C.; Ninety Six, Greenwood County, S.C. Born in Abbeville District (now Abbeville County), S.C., June 6, 1865. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1900 (alternate), 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); member of Republican National Committee from South Carolina, 1912-24; South Carolina Republican state chair, 1925-31. Hit by a car (perhaps intentionally), in his front yard, and died soon after, in Ninety Six, Greenwood County, S.C., October 18, 1946 (age 81 years, 134 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Ninety Six, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Robert Tolbert and Elizabeth Pope (Payne) Tolbert (1839-1872); brother of Robert Red Tolbert; married to Julia Elizabeth DeLoach (1877-1963); first cousin once removed of Hettie Elizabeth Tolbert (1893-1958).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
George Gilmour George Gilmour (1872-1948) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Denver, Colo.; St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Pennsylvania, 1872. Democrat. Minister, First Unitarian Church of Dallas, Tex., 1908-21; First Unitarian Church of Denver, Colo., 1921-32; United Liberal Church (Unitarian-Universalist) of St. Petersburg, Fla., 1932-48; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1928. Unitarian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Optimist Club. He and his wife were killed when their car was hit by a train, the southbound Silver Meteor of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, at a grade crossing near Frostproof, Polk County, Fla., March 12, 1948 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tex.
  Relatives: Married, September 1, 1910, to Nona Leach (1875-1948).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: First Unitarian Society of Denver
  George Girrbach (1890-1948) — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., March 30, 1890. Republican. School teacher; general manager and vice-president, Soo Creamery; secretary, Rudyard Woodworking Corp.; vice-president, Centralgoma Iron Mines, Ltd.; member of Michigan state senate 30th District, 1945-48; died in office 1948; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1947. Member, Grange; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Suffered a head injury in an automobile collision, and died the next day, in Hurley Hospital, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., May 24, 1948 (age 58 years, 55 days). Interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, September 15, 1917, to Ethel Mae McEachern (1888-1968).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Yewell Lawrence (1906-1951) — of Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Mo. Born in Dexter, Stoddard County, Mo., August 25, 1906. Democrat. Wholesale grocer; automobile dealer; banker; farmer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940; member of Missouri state senate 25th District, 1949-51; died in office 1951. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Killed in a car accident, January 2, 1951 (age 44 years, 130 days). Interment at Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, September 29, 1928, to Pearl White.
  Virgil Munday Chapman (1895-1951) — also known as Virgil Chapman — of Irvine, Estill County, Ky.; Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. Born in Middleton, Simpson County, Ky., March 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1925-29, 1931-49 (7th District 1925-29, 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 6th District 1935-49); defeated, 1928; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1949-51; died in office 1951. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Delta Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; Tau Kappa Alpha; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Woodmen; Maccabees; Sons of Confederate Veterans. Died, from injuries received in an automobile accident, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 8, 1951 (age 55 years, 358 days). Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Virgil Chapman and Lily (Munday) Chapman; married, June 12, 1920, to Mary Adams Talbott.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Ihm (1899-1951) — also known as Joe Ihm — of Lamar, Barton County, Mo. Born in Sinsinawa, Grant County, Wis., September 3, 1899. Republican. Farmer; service station operator; Barton County Treasurer, 1949-50; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Barton County, 1951; died in office 1951. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society. Died, in an automobile accident, at Humansville, Polk County, Mo., March 13, 1951 (age 51 years, 191 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lamar Heights, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Frank Ihm (1874-1941) and Mary Helena (Weber) Ihm (1876-1944); married, July 4, 1921, to Doris Browne (1902-1949); married, August 1, 1950, to Agnes Weller.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Kelton Gage (1902-1951) — also known as Fred K. Gage — of Fairfax, Renville County, Minn.; Hector, Renville County, Minn. Born in Cottage Grove, Washington County, Minn., December 9, 1902. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 23rd District, 1939-46; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Killed in a head-on car crash on Highway 169, near Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minn., October 21, 1951 (age 48 years, 316 days). His wife was badly injured, and died three days later. Interment at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Emmett Lee Gage (1867-1944) and Ellen (Persons) Gage (1877-1955); married to Vivian L. Gage (1902-1951); father of Kelton F. Gage (1925-).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  William Pinckney Arwood, Sr. (1875-1952) — also known as W. P. Arwood — of Disputanta, Prince George County, Va. Born in Disputanta, Prince George County, Va., May 13, 1875. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1944. Died, in an automobile accident, in Sussex County, Va., May 13, 1952 (age 77 years, 0 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) — also known as Frederick M. Roberts; Fred Roberts — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, September 14, 1879. Republican. Mortician; member of California state assembly, 1919-34; defeated, 1934; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932, 1940, 1944, 1948; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1946. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Urban League. First African-American state legislator in California; descendancy from Thomas Jefferson confirmed by DNA evidence in 1998. Died, from injuries received in an automobile accident the day before, in Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 19, 1952 (age 72 years, 309 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Roberts (1852-1927) and Ellen Wayles (Hemings) Roberts (1856-1940); married, November 30, 1921, to Pearl W. Hinds (1892-1984); great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson; third great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes (1801-1881), Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; first cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr; first cousin four times removed of Richard Bland and Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge; second cousin once removed of Dabney Smith Carr and John Gardner Coolidge; second cousin thrice removed of Theodorick Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin once removed of John Jordan Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Robert Crittenden and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin twice removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin of Alexander Parker Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Thomas Theodore Crittenden and Carter Henry Harrison II; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, Edmund Randolph and Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr..
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Elizabeth Depelheuer (1880-1952) — also known as Elizabeth Lannerth — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Missouri, September 14, 1880. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1940. Female. Injured when struck by an automobile, and subsequently died, in Missouri, October 19, 1952 (age 72 years, 35 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Affton, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, April 15, 1903, to William F. Depelheuer (1871-1956).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Harry Moore (1879-1952) — also known as A. Harry Moore — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., July 3, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of New Jersey, 1926-29, 1932-35, 1938-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1952; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1935-38. Christian Reformed. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Grange; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Royal Arcanum; Foresters. Died from a heart attack while driving his car along State Highway 29 in Branchburg, Somerset County, N.J., November 18, 1952 (age 73 years, 138 days). Interment at Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
William S. Beardsley William S. Beardsley (1901-1954) — also known as Bill Beardsley — of New Virginia, Warren County, Iowa. Born in Beacon, Mahaska County, Iowa, May 13, 1901. Republican. Pharmacist; farmer; member of Iowa state senate, 1933-41; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1947-48; Governor of Iowa, 1949-54; died in office 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1952. Methodist. English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Farm Bureau; Rotary; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Killed in an automobile accident, November 21, 1954 (age 53 years, 192 days). Interment at New Virginia Cemetery, New Virginia, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of William Beardsley and Carrie (Shane) Beardsley; married, January 29, 1919, to Charlotte E. Manning.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Image source: Iowa Official Register 1951-52
  John Emil Peurifoy (1907-1955) — also known as John E. Peurifoy — of South Carolina. Born in Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C., August 9, 1907. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Greece, 1950-53; Guatemala, 1953-54; Thailand, 1954-55, died in office 1955. Died in an automobile accident, near Hua Hin, Thailand, August 12, 1955 (age 48 years, 3 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Helen Douglas Mankin (1896-1956) — of Georgia. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., September 11, 1896. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1937; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1946-47; defeated (Independent), 1946. Female. Died, as the result of an automobile accident, near College Park, Fulton County, Ga., July 25, 1956 (age 59 years, 318 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Peter B. Seel (1912-1957) — of Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Born in Athens County, Ohio, 1912. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; real estate and insurance business; mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1952-57; died in office 1957. Killed in an automobile accident, near Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., February 12, 1957 (age about 44 years). Burial location unknown.
  Henderson Lovelace Lanham (1888-1957) — also known as Henderson L. Lanham — of Rome, Floyd County, Ga. Born in Rome, Floyd County, Ga., September 14, 1888. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Floyd County, 1929-34, 1937-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940, 1952; U.S. Representative from Georgia 7th District, 1947-57; died in office 1957. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Chi; Kiwanis. Died in a train collision with his automobile at a crossing in Rome, Floyd County, Ga., November 10, 1957 (age 69 years, 57 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Elmer James Ryan (1907-1958) — also known as Elmer J. Ryan — of South St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Rosemount, Dakota County, Minn., May 26, 1907. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1935-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1940. Died in an automobile accident near Somerset, St. Croix County, Wis., February 1, 1958 (age 50 years, 251 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Rosemount, Minn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harvey L. Schwamm (c.1905-1958) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Riverdale, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born about 1905. Republican. Real estate broker; banker; candidate for New York state senate 15th District, 1938, 1940; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; Presidential Elector for New York, 1952, 1956. Jewish. Killed when a Northeast Airlines plane, landing in heavy fog, crashed and burned, about 300 yards short of the airport runway, in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass., August 15, 1958 (age about 53 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1924 to Lillian Tverskoi (died 1958).
  Gordon Evans Dean (1905-1958) — also known as Gordon E. Dean — Born in Seattle, King County, Wash., December 28, 1905. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; law professor; member, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1949-53; chair, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1950-53. Killed when a Northeast Airlines plane, landing in heavy fog, crashed and burned, about 300 yards short of the airport runway, in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass., August 15, 1958 (age 52 years, 230 days). Interment at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Marvin Dean; married 1930 to Adelaide Williamson (divorced 1953); married, December 19, 1953, to Mary Benton Gore (first cousin once removed of Albert Arnold Gore; second cousin of Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (1948-)).
  Political family: Gore family of Carthage, Tennessee.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Richard Eckert (1868-1959) — also known as Charles R. Eckert — of Beaver, Beaver County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 20, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 26th District, 1935-39; defeated, 1938. Died as the result of an automobile accident, in Rochester, Beaver County, Pa., October 26, 1959 (age 91 years, 279 days). Interment at Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Augustus Boyle (1907-1959) — also known as Charles A. Boyle — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Spring Lake, Ottawa County, Mich., August 13, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1955-59; died in office 1959. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Elks. Killed in an automobile accident in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 4, 1959 (age 52 years, 83 days). Interment at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Melvin Boyle and Rose (Marsh) Boyle; married, August 14, 1940, to Helen Shaughnessy.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Allin Depew (1886-1959) — of Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y.; Latham, Albany County, N.Y. Born in White Creek, Washington County, N.Y., March 18, 1886. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1916, 1918, 1926, 1928, 1932; candidate for New York state assembly from Albany County 3rd District, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938; candidate for New York state senate 30th District, 1930. Methodist. Hit by a car and killed, while walking on the Troy-Schenectady road, Latham, Albany County, N.Y., December 9, 1959 (age 73 years, 266 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alex Depew and Mary Depew; married to Catherine Reed (died 1952).
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Ralph Waldo Tracy (1884-1960) — also known as Ralph W. Tracy — of Closter, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Brownington Center, Brownington, Orleans County, Vt., November 13, 1884. Republican. Mayor of Closter, N.J., 1954-58. Member, Freemasons. Injured in an automobile accident at Cedar Lane and Knickerbocker Road in Closter, suffered a fractured skull, and died four hours later at Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, Bergen County, N.J., May 24, 1960 (age 75 years, 193 days). Interment at Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Herbert H. Tracy (1857-1942) and Ida M. (Driver) Tracy (1861-1941); married to Herminie C. Lindmann (1887-1940).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles W. Anderson, Jr. (1907-1960) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 26, 1907. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 58th District, 1936-47; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1940. Methodist. African ancestry. First African-American to be elected to a Southern state legislature in the 20th century. Killed in a car-train accident, in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky., June 14, 1960 (age 53 years, 19 days). Interment at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Married, November 25, 1948, to Victoria McCall.
  Epitaph: "Champion of Rights and Justice. Lawyer and Civic Leader."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John A. Posey (d. 1960) — of Alabama. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 10th District, 1928; candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1944. Died, from complication of a hip fracture resulting from an automobile accident, September 14, 1960. Interment at Haleyville Cemetery, Haleyville, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Willie Shelnutt.
  Monrad Charles Wallgren (1891-1961) — also known as Monrad C. Wallgren; Mon C. Wallgren — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, April 17, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; jeweler; optician; U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1933-40; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1940-45; Governor of Washington, 1945-49; chair, Federal Power Commission, 1950-51. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., September 18, 1961 (age 70 years, 154 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Wash.
  Relatives: Married, September 8, 1914, to Mabel C. Liberty.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Leslie Jones (1889-1961) — also known as J. Leslie Jones — of Blackburn, Saline County, Mo. Born in Saline County, Mo., November 12, 1889. Democrat. Veterinarian; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Saline County, 1933-36. Injured in an automobile accident, and died a few days later, in Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall, Saline County, Mo., November 17, 1961 (age 72 years, 5 days). Interment at Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Jones and Effie Jane (McPherson) Jones; married to Marie Field.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Thomas Blair, Jr. (1902-1962) — also known as James T. Blair, Jr. — of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo. Born in Maysville, DeKalb County, Mo., March 15, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Cole County, 1929-32; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1936, 1960; chair of Cole County Democratic Party, 1939; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Jefferson City, Mo., 1947-48; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1949-57; Governor of Missouri, 1957-61. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Military Order of the World Wars; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Nu Phi; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Kiwanis; Eagles. Died, along with his wife, of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, when exhaust fumes from a car left running in an attached garage entered their home through the air conditioning system, in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., July 12, 1962 (age 60 years, 119 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of James Thomas Blair (1871-1944) and Grace Emma (Ray) Blair; married 1926 to Emilie Garnett Chorn (1903-1962).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Herman Methfessel Herman Methfessel (1900-1963) — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y.; Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 23, 1900. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County 2nd District, 1935-38; Richmond County District Attorney, 1948-51. In September 1951, the New York State Crime Commission, investigating rackets on the Staten Island waterfront, heard testimony from Mrs. Anna Wentworth that she had seen District Attorney Methfessel in a gambling house, which implied that he was protecting vice; in response, he ordered her arrest and charged her with perjury. At the request of the Crime Commission, citing abuse of power, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey superseded him from all cases related to the investigation; in the meantime, he was defeated for re-election. In 1952, he and a subordinate were charged with official misconduct, but found not guilty. Injured in a one-car accident, and died the next day, in North Shore Hospital, Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., July 7, 1963 (age 62 years, 226 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Ellsworth B. Buck
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Leslie Jensen (1892-1964) — of Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak., September 15, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for South Dakota, 1921-34; president, People's Telephone and Telegraph Co.; Governor of South Dakota, 1937-39; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1938; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Suffered a head injury in an automobile accident, and died three days later, in St. Johns-McNamara Hospital, Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., December 14, 1964 (age 72 years, 90 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of C. L. Jensen and Lillie May (Haxby) Jensen; married, December 19, 1925, to Elizabeth Ward.
  The Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive, in Fall River County, South Dakota, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theo Ashton Thompson (1916-1965) — also known as T. A. Thompson — of Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, La. Born in Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, La., March 31, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 7th District, 1953-65; died in office 1965; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Legion. Killed in an automobile accident on I-85 near Gastonia, Gaston County, N.C., July 1, 1965 (age 49 years, 92 days). Interment at Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery, Ville Platte, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Edward Corsi (1896-1965) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Abruzzi, Italy, December 29, 1896. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 20th District, 1923; newspaper correspondent; U.S. Immigration Commissioner, 1931; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1938; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1938; New York State Industrial Commissioner; appointed in 1954 as a special assistant on immigration problems to U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, but was dismissed three months later; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1950. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Killed in an auto accident, when a car in which he was a passenger skidded off the road and overturned, near Phoenicia, Ulster County, N.Y., December 13, 1965 (age 68 years, 349 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Frederick Corsi (member, Italian House of Deputies) and Julia (Pantano) Corsi; married, June 17, 1926, to Emma Gillies.
  Arthur G. McDowell (d. 1966) — of Illinois. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1934; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1936; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1940; Director of Government, Education, and Civic Affairs for the Upholsterers' Union of North America. Died in a one-car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, near York, York County, Pa., October 6, 1966. Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Claude Raymond Wickard (1893-1967) — also known as Claude R. Wickard — of Camden, Carroll County, Ind. Born in Carroll County, Ind., February 28, 1893. Democrat. Member of Indiana state senate, 1932-33; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1940-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1956. Brethren. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Killed in an automobile accident in Delphi, Carroll County, Ind., April 29, 1967 (age 74 years, 60 days). Interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora, Ind.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Joseph Tumpach (1912-1968) — of Downers Grove, DuPage County, Ill. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 7, 1912. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; motel owner; chair of DuPage County Democratic Party, 1958-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1965-68 (at-large 1965-67, 38th District 1967-68). Member, Amvets; Elks; Moose. Killed in an automobile accident, 1968 (age about 55 years). Burial location unknown.
  Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Poway, San Diego County, Calif., August 13, 1887. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; executive secretary to Gov. Friend Richardson, 1925-26; superior court judge in California, 1926-38, 1957-62; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1938-53; defeated, 1953. Member, American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West; Delta Chi. Suffered a fatal heart attack while driving his car, and crashed into a wall, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 11, 1968 (age 81 years, 29 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bowron and Martha (Hershey) Bowron; married, September 16, 1922, to Irene Martin (died 1961); married 1961 to Albine Norton.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Richard H. Applebaum (1936-1969) — of St. John, St. Louis County, Mo. Born November 11, 1936. Democrat. Electrician; member of Missouri state house of representatives 34th District, 1969; died in office 1969. Killed in a car accident, in freezing mist, on U.S. Highway 54 in Callaway County, Mo., January 27, 1969 (age 32 years, 77 days). Burial location unknown.
  Frank Goad Clement (1920-1969) — also known as Frank G. Clement — of Dickson, Dickson County, Tenn.; Brentwood, Williamson County, Tenn. Born in Dickson, Dickson County, Tenn., June 2, 1920. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948; Governor of Tennessee, 1953-59, 1963-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1966. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Jaycees; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died in an automobile accident, November 4, 1969 (age 49 years, 155 days). Interment at Dickson Memorial Gardens, Dickson, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Samuel Clement and Maybelle (Goad) Clement; married, January 6, 1940, to Lucille Christianson.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Erna H. Melaun (1901-1970) — also known as Erna Heuer — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Wisconsin, June 14, 1901. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Marathon County 2nd District, 1952. Female. German ancestry. Died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, in Wausau, Marathon County, Wis., March 1, 1970 (age 68 years, 260 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Rudolph Hugo Melaun (1897-1964); mother of Arleen Melaun Willer (1924-1962; suicide).
  William Albertson (1910-1972) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine), May 7, 1910. Communist. Candidate for New York state senate 16th District, 1932; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1934; secretary-treasurer, Local 16, Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union. Indicted, along with other Communist leaders, by a federal grand jury in August, 1951; tried, in Pittsburgh, starting in November 1952, and convicted in August, 1953, under the Smith Act, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government; sentenced to five years in prison; the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the convictions in 1956. Expelled from the Communist Party in 1964 over claims that he served as an undercover police agent; in 1976, it was revealed that the charge was founded on a phony letter planted by the F.B.I. Died, in an automobile accident, February 19, 1972 (age 61 years, 288 days). Burial location unknown.
  Burton W. Chace (1901-1972) — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Stanton, Stanton County, Neb., July 6, 1901. Republican. Lumber dealer; mayor of Long Beach, Calif., 1947-53; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952; member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1953-72. Died in a car accident, August 22, 1972 (age 71 years, 47 days). Burial location unknown.
  Burton Chace Park, in Marina del Rey, California, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Joseph H. Enos (1910-1973) — of Paulsboro, Gloucester County, N.J. Born March 13, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly District 3-A, 1968-71. Methodist. Killed in an automobile accident in Largo, Pinellas County, Fla., March 22, 1973 (age 63 years, 9 days). Interment at Eglinton Cemetery, Clarksboro, N.J.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dracos Alexander Dimitry, Jr. (1922-1973) — also known as Drake Dimitry — of Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Missouri, November 24, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1956. Owner of Heights Mfg. Co., which built antenna towers. Injured in an automobile collision on icy roads near Almont, Mich., and died soon after in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., March 23, 1973 (age 50 years, 119 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Dracos Alexander Dimitry and Elizabeth Stanton (Bisland) Dimitry; second great-grandson and great-grandnephew of Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883); fourth great-grandson of John Smith.
  Political family: Chilton family of Missouri.
  Thomas Porcher Stoney (1889-1973) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Goose Creek, Berkeley County, S.C., December 16, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Charleston, S.C., 1923-31; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1936. While trying to cross U.S. Highway 17, he was struck by a car and killed, in a hit-and-run accident, near Awendaw, Charleston County, S.C., April 22, 1973 (age 83 years, 127 days). Interment at Strawberry Chapel Cemetery, Berkeley County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Porcher Stoney (1850-1922) and Eliza Chaplin (Croft) Stoney (1854-1927); married to Beverly Means DuBose (1893-1976); great-grandnephew of John Gaillard; first cousin twice removed of Theodore Gaillard Hunt, Peter Charles Gaillard, Peter Gaillard Snowden and Franklin Gaillard; second cousin once removed of Peter Porcher Bonneau; third cousin once removed of John Palmer Gaillard, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Francis James Porcher and William Porcher Miles (1822-1899).
  Political family: Gaillard family of Charleston, South Carolina.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Murray M. Chotiner (1909-1974) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; McLean, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., October 4, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936, 1944, 1952, 1956; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1960. Special counsel to President Richard Nixon, 1970-71. Injured in an automobile accident on Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va., in front of the home of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and died one week later, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 30, 1974 (age 64 years, 118 days). Interment at National Memorial Park, Near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Va.
  Relatives: Married, November 17, 1956, to Ruth Arnold.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William P. Fitzpatrick (c.1941-1975) — of Point Pleasant, Ocean County, N.J. Born about 1941. Democrat. School teacher; member of New Jersey state house of assembly 10th District, 1974-75; died in office 1975. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus. While driving east on Route 70 near Burnt Tavern Road, he collided head-on with another car, and was killed instantaneously, in Brick Township, Ocean County, N.J., March 1, 1975 (age about 34 years). Interment at St. Catharine Cemetery, Sea Girt, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of William Fitzpatrick and Ruth Fitzpatrick.
  Virginia A. Kittell (1906-1978) — also known as Virginia Anna Harmon — of Bloomfield, San Juan County, N.M. Born in Putnam, Dewey County, Okla., January 30, 1906. Delegate to New Mexico state constitutional convention, 1969; mayor of Bloomfield, N.M., 1978; died in office 1978. Female. Severely injured in a one-car accident on U.S. 50, near Lakin, Kan., when her pickup truck flipped in high winds, and died a week later in Denver General Hospital, Denver, Colo., September 25, 1978 (age 72 years, 238 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Memory Gardens of Farmington, Farmington, N.M.
  Relatives: Daughter of Ira Harmon (1878-1947) and Zetta (Kight) Harmon (1882-1914); married, August 11, 1928, to Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr. (1894-1977; son of Evert Harris Kittell); mother of Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr. (1929-1999); third cousin of James Allen Rhodes.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry (1923-1979) — also known as Gwen Cherry — of Florida. Born in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., 1923. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1971-79. Female. African ancestry. first Black woman elected to the Florida legislature; inducted 1986 into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Died, in an automobile accident, in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., 1979 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
  Irma Louise Hotchkiss Karmol (1923-1979) — also known as Irma Karmol — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, April 13, 1923. Republican. Social worker; member of Ohio state house of representatives 44th District, 1975-79; died in office 1979. Female. Catholic. Member, Delta Delta Delta. Died, in a traffic accident, in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, April 24, 1979 (age 56 years, 11 days). Interment at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.
  Relatives: Mother of David Karmol (1939?-).
  Dauris G. Jackson (1932-1979) — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1932. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1977; member of Wayne State University board of governors, 1977-79; defeated, 1976; died in office 1979. Female. African ancestry. Died, in an automobile accident, July 31, 1979 (age about 47 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Murray Jackson (1926-2002).
  Evelyn Silliman Malone (1905-1981) — also known as Evelyn Malone; Evelyn I. Silliman; Mrs. M. W. Malone — of Windom, Cottonwood County, Minn. Born in Windom, Cottonwood County, Minn., December 25, 1905. Democrat. School teacher; librarian; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960; Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor state chair, 1960-62. Female. Methodist. Member, American Association of University Women; Order of the Eastern Star; Daughters of the American Revolution. Struck by a car while walking in Sun City, Arizona, and died soon after, in a hospital at Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., February 18, 1981 (age 75 years, 55 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Windom, Minn.
  Relatives: Daughter of William LeRoy Silliman and Lottie (Pletz) Silliman; married, January 12, 1943, to Maurice William 'Pat' Malone (1895-1968); married, June 7, 1975, to John O. Burton (died 1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John D. Brattin (1939-1981) — of Michigan. Born November 25, 1939. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 20th District, 1974. Killed in an automobile accident in Midland, Midland County, Mich., February 28, 1981 (age 41 years, 95 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  George Willmot Renchard (1907-1982) — also known as George W. Renchard — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 19, 1907. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Izmir, as of 1932; U.S. Consul in Algiers, 1944; Paris, 1944; U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, 1968-69. Killed in an automobile accident in Saudi Arabia, January 15, 1982 (age 74 years, 210 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married to Stellita Stapleton (1915-1982).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Maxwell Lewis Rafferty (1917-1982) — also known as Max Rafferty — of La Canada (now part of La Canada Flintridge), Los Angeles County, Calif.; Alabama. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 9, 1917. Republican. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; newspaper columnist; California superintendent of public instruction, 1963-70; defeated, 1970; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1968; dean, Education Department, Troy State University, 1971-82. Episcopalian. Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Lions; Rotary. Drowned when his car went off the road into a pond, in Troy, Pike County, Ala., June 13, 1982 (age 65 years, 35 days). Interment at Green Hills Cemetery, Troy, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Maxwell Lewis Rafferty (1886-1967) and DeEtta (Cox) Rafferty (1891-1972); married, June 4, 1944, to Frances Luella Longman (1918-1978).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Brown Stansbury (1923-1985) — also known as William B. Stansbury — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Corydon, Harrison County, Ind., March 18, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; chair of Jefferson County Democratic Party, 1968-76; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1977-81; in 1978, during a firemen's strike, he left the city, saying that he was going to a conference in Atlanta; instead, he went to New Orleans for a tryst with his administrative assistant; the scandal led to an effort to impeach him; soon after, a city official pleaded guilty to extorting $16,000 from local businessmen; when questioned by a federal grand jury as to whether this money came to his campaign or to him personally, Stansbury refused to answer, claiming the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Member, Delta Upsilon; American Bar Association. While crossing Bardstown Road to enter St. Francis of Assisi Church, he was hit by a car, and died soon after, in Humana Hospital-University, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., April 4, 1985 (age 62 years, 17 days); His mother was killed in the same accident, and his wife was injured. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Bernard Stansbury and Alliene (Brown) Stansbury; married 1983 to Mary Ellen Farmer.
  William B. Stansbury Park (established 1900, received current name 1985), in Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Young Brown, Sr. (1900-1985) — also known as John Y. Brown, Sr. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born near Geigers Lake, Union County, Ky., February 1, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school principal; athletic coach; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1930-33, 1946-47, 1954-55, 1962-63, 1966-67 (76th District 1930-31, 75th District 1932-33, 49th District 1946-47, 1954-55, 1962-63, 56th District 1966-67); defeated in primary, 1973; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1933-35; defeated in primary, 1980; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1936 (primary), 1942 (primary), 1946, 1948 (primary), 1960 (primary), 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1948, 1964 (alternate), 1980; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1939. Methodist; later Christian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Alpha Delta; Kiwanis; Freemasons. Badly injured in an automobile accident, which paralyzed his lower body, and died six months later from pneumonia, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 16, 1985 (age 85 years, 135 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse C. Brown and Lucy (Keeper) Brown; married, March 4, 1928, to Dorothy Inman; father of John Young Brown, Jr. (1933-); grandfather of John Young Brown III.
  Political family: Brown family of Lexington, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Bertram Thomas Combs (1911-1991) — also known as Bert T. Combs — of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky. Born in Manchester, Clay County, Ky., August 13, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1951-55; state court judge in Kentucky, 1957-59; Governor of Kentucky, 1959-63; defeated, 1955, 1971; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960, 1964; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1966; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1967-70. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi. Drowned when his automobile was washed from the roadway into the Red River, during a flood, near Rosslyn, Powell County, Ky., December 4, 1991 (age 80 years, 113 days). Interment at Beech Creek Cemetery, Manchester, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Gibson Combs and Martha (Jones) Combs; married, June 15, 1937, to Mabel Hall.
  The Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, which runs through Clark, Powell, Wolfe, Morgan, and Magoffin counties in Kentucky, is named for him.  — Bert T. Combs Lake, in Clay County, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Reginald Carl Harmon (1900-1992) — also known as Reginald C. Harmon — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ill.; Arlington, Arlington County, Va. Born in Illinois, February 5, 1900. Lawyer; mayor of Urbana, Ill., 1929-33; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Major General and chief legal officer, U.S. Air Force. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Phi Delta Phi. Died, as the result of an automobile accident, October 19, 1992 (age 92 years, 257 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Harmon (1867-1936) and Mary (Persoon) Harmon (1868-1945).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John G. A. O'Neil (c.1937-1992) — of Parishville, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born about 1937. College professor; member of New York state assembly, 1981-92; died in office 1992. Killed in a head-on collision with another car, in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., December 10, 1992 (age about 55 years). Burial location unknown.
  William Pat Jennings (1919-1994) — of Marion, Smyth County, Va. Born in Camp, Smyth County, Va., August 20, 1919. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; Smyth County Sheriff, 1948-54; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1955-67; defeated, 1966. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Alpha Zeta; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died, following an accident in which a tractor he was driving overturned and crushed him, in Marion, Smyth County, Va., August 2, 1994 (age 74 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  P. Kenneth Peterson (1915-1994) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 13, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1952; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1957-61; candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1960. Killed in an automobile accident, December 31, 1994 (age 79 years, 262 days). Burial location unknown.
  June Briney Welborn (1920-1995) — also known as June Briney — of Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Mo. Born in 1920. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1944. Female. Died in an automobile accident, 1995 (age about 75 years). Interment at Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Joe Welborn (1915-2000).
  John Bloomer (c.1931-1995) — of Vermont. Born about 1931. Member of Vermont state senate, 1985-95; died in office 1995. While on his way to the Statehouse, was killed when his car collided head-on with a tow truck, in Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vt., January 10, 1995 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Angier Biddle Duke (1915-1995) — of Tuxedo Park, Orange County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 30, 1915. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, 1952-53; Spain, 1965-68; Denmark, 1968-69; Morocco, 1979-81. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Chancellor of Southampton College. Hit by a car while rollerblading, and died as a result, in Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., April 29, 1995 (age 79 years, 150 days). Entombed at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Angier Buchanan Duke (1884-1923) and Cordelia Drexel (Biddle) Duke (1898-1984); married 1937 to Priscilla St. George (1919-1995); married to Margaret Screven White; married 1952 to Maria-Luisa de Aranal (1921-1961); married 1962 to Robin Chandler Lynn and Robin Chandler Duke; nephew of Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr.; great-grandson of Malbourne Addison Angier; second great-grandnephew of Charles John Biddle; third great-grandnephew of James Biddle, John Biddle (1792-1859) and Richard Biddle; fourth great-grandson of Charles Biddle; fourth great-grandnephew of Edward Biddle; first cousin once removed of Pearl McMannen Duke (1879-1938; who married Nathan Lynn Bachman) and Doris Duke (1912-1993; tobacco heiress); first cousin six times removed of John Scull; second cousin thrice removed of John Biddle (1859-1936); second cousin four times removed of Edward MacFunn Biddle; second cousin five times removed of Charles Willing Byrd; third cousin of William Bradley Umstead (1895-1954); fourth cousin once removed of Julia Grimmet Fortson.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Umstead-Grimmet-Byrd family of Durham, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert C. Frasure (1942-1995) — of Falls Church, Va. Born in Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va., April 20, 1942. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Estonia, 1992-94. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Killed when the vehicle he was riding in plunged down a ravine and exploded, on Mount Igman, near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 19, 1995 (age 53 years, 121 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Katharina Witting.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sidney Martin (1919-1996) — also known as Sid Martin — of Hawthorne, Alachua County, Fla. Born in Hawthorne, Alachua County, Fla., 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1974-90. Died, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, at Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., 1996 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Grant L. Sanders (1934-1997) — of Wyoming. Born in Otto, Big Horn County, Wyo., April 22, 1934. Member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1977-86. Killed in an automobile accident near Lovell, Big Horn County, Wyo., April 20, 1997 (age 62 years, 363 days). Interment at Byron City Cemetery, Byron, Wyo.
  Douglas Carl (1951-1997) — also known as Doug Carl — of Michigan. Born August 12, 1951. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1987-97; died in office 1997; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1988 (12th District), 1992 (10th District). Suffered a heart attack while driving, and died at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich., August 17, 1997 (age 46 years, 5 days). Interment at Romeo Village Cemetery, Romeo, Mich.
  Daryl Arnold (1924-1997) — Born in 1924. U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 1987-89. Died in an automobile accident in Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., December 30, 1997 (age about 73 years). Interment somewhere in Orange County, Calif.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Bernard James Dwyer (1921-1998) — also known as Bernard J. Dwyer — of Edison, Middlesex County, N.J. Born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., January 24, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of New Jersey state senate 18th District, 1974-80; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1976, 1988; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1981-93 (15th District 1981-83, 6th District 1983-93). Catholic. Died, of a heart attack, while driving his car in Metuchen, Middlesex County, N.J., October 31, 1998 (age 77 years, 280 days). Interment at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
  Wesley C. Mues (1948-1999) — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in McCook, Red Willow County, Neb., May 5, 1948. Lawyer; Judge, Nebraska Court of Appeals, 1994-99; died in office 1999. Lutheran. Member, Sertoma. Injured in a traffic accident on Highway 281, and died soon after, at St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., October 25, 1999 (age 51 years, 173 days). Interment at Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Neb.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nicholas Nix (1978-1999) — of Mesquite, Dallas County, Tex. Born in a hospital at Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., December 20, 1978. Candidate for mayor of Mesquite, Tex., 1999. Died from injuries received in an automobile accident, in Mesquite, Dallas County, Tex., November 11, 1999 (age 20 years, 326 days). Interment at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Reagan V. Brown (c.1921-1999) — of Texas. Born about 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Texas commissioner of agriculture, 1977-82. Lost a finger in an accident when he was young. Died in a farm tractor accident, in Brazoria County, Tex., November 16, 1999 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Elmer H. Violette (c.1921-2000) — of Maine. Born in Van Buren, Aroostook County, Maine, about 1921. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives; elected 1942, 1946; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Maine state senate; elected 1964, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine, 1966; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1972; superior court judge in Maine, 1973-81; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1981-86. Injured in an automobile accident and died ten days later, in Cary Medical Center, Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, June 18, 2000 (age about 79 years). Interment somewhere in Van Buren, Maine.
  Relatives: Father of Paul Violette (1950?-).
  Pinkie Carolyn Wilkerson (c.1948-2000) — also known as Pinkie Wilkerson — of Grambling, Lincoln Parish, La. Born about 1948. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives 11th District, 1992-2000; died in office 2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996, 2000. Female. African ancestry. Killed in a six-car automobile accident, on Interstate 20 at Bossier City, Bossier Parish, La., August 1, 2000 (age about 52 years). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Euclid Rains, Sr. (c.1921-2000) — also known as T. Euclid Rains — of Alabama. Born about 1921. Broom manufacturer; member of Alabama state house of representatives 26th District, 1979-91. Methodist. Member, Lions. Became blind when he lost both eyes in an accident with a pair scissors as a boy. He was the only totally blind baseball coach in Little League history. Killed in an automobile accident, when the car in which he was a passenger went off a bridge in heavy rain, near Geraldine, Marshall County, Ala., August 27, 2000 (age about 79 years). Interment at Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery, Near Albertville, Marshall County, Ala.
  Marvin Lee Worthington (1940-2000) — also known as Marvin L. Worthington; Pete Worthington — of Washington, Mason County, Ky. Born December 5, 1940. Engineer; farmer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1978-2000; died in office 2000. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Farm Bureau; Odd Fellows. Charged with drunken driving and speeding in Fayette County, Ky., in 1992; pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving. Driving on U.S. Highway 68 while intoxicated, he crossed the center line and collided with another car; both he and the other driver (Sherri Commodore Chambers) were killed, near Mayslick, Mason County, Ky., October 12, 2000 (age 59 years, 312 days). Burial location unknown.
  Jeffry H. Gallet (c.1943-2001) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., about 1943. Lawyer; federal judge, 1993-2001. Died, from complications resulting from an automobile accident several months earlier, in a hospital at New York, New York County, N.Y., April 20, 2001 (age about 58 years). Burial location unknown.
  Paul Sliter (c.1969-2001) — of Montana. Born about 1969. Republican. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1997-2001; died in office 2001. Killed in an automobile accident, when the Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle in which he was a passenger ran off the road and flipped over, near Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., August 15, 2001 (age about 32 years). Shane Hedges, the driver of the car, was charged with drunk driving and negligent homicide. Burial location unknown.
  Robert D. Freeman (c.1921-2001) — also known as Bob Freeman; "Sunshine Bob" — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. Born about 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Ohio state senate, 1974-78. Catholic. Sponsored Ohio's Open Meetings Law. Died, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, December 17, 2001 (age about 80 years). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Canton, Ohio.
  Thomas Michael Whalen III (1934-2002) — also known as Thomas M. Whalen III; Tom Whalen — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., 1934. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1983-93; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984. Killed when his car hit a tree, in Albany County, N.Y., March 4, 2002 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1960 to Denise Marie O'Connor.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Perry B. Duryea, Jr. (1921-2004) — of Montauk, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Montauk, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., October 18, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of New York state assembly, 1961-77 (Suffolk County 1st District 1961-65, 1st District 1966-77); Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1969-73; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 1st District, 1967; member of New York Republican State Central Committee, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972; candidate for Governor of New York, 1978. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions; Freemasons. Died, from injuries suffered in a car accident, January 11, 2004 (age 82 years, 85 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery, Montauk, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Perry B. Duryea (1897?-?); married to Elizabeth Ann Weed.
  The Perry B. Duryea, Jr. State Office Building, in Islip, New York, is named for him.
  Robert F. Shaw (1934-2004) — also known as Bob Shaw — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born May 29, 1934. Mayor of Manchester, N.H., 1984-87; defeated, 2003, 2003. Killed in an automobile accident, on Route 93, Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., August 17, 2004 (age 70 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  George Street Boone (1918-2004) — of Elkton, Todd County, Ky. Born in Elkton, Todd County, Ky., April 27, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 16th District, 1972-73; defeated in primary, 1973, 1975. Member, Rotary. Died, from injuries received in a 2002 automobile accident, in the Hearthstone Place nursing home, Elkton, Todd County, Ky., November 22, 2004 (age 86 years, 209 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of B. E. Boone; married to Joy Fields Bale (Kentucky poet laureate).
  Joe E. Moreno (1964-2005) — of Denver Harbor, Harris County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., August 12, 1964. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives 143rd District, 1999-2005; died in office 2005. Killed in a car accident in Fayette County, Tex., May 6, 2005 (age 40 years, 267 days). State Rep. Rafael Anchia was injured. Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Moreno and Alicia Moreno.
  Charles Thomas Easterly (1940-2005) — also known as Tom Easterly — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Florida; Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, April 21, 1940. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; insurance agent; member of Kentucky state senate 20th District, 1974-82; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1978, 1980; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1988-90. Killed in a car crash on Interstate 64 near Hurricane, Putnam County, W.Va., June 15, 2005 (age 65 years, 55 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edgar Easterly (reporter and press secretary).
  Michael J. Adanti (1940-2005) — also known as "Red" — of Ansonia, New Haven County, Conn.; Shelton, Fairfield County, Conn. Born June 23, 1940. Democrat. Played football for the Ansonia Black Knights of the Atlantic Coast League; school teacher; mayor of Ansonia, Conn., 1973-77; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1976; president, Southern Connecticut State University, 1984-2003. Killed in an automobile accident, in Sardinia, July 31, 2005 (age 65 years, 38 days). Interment at Mt. St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Derby, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Shashinska.
  The Michael J. Adanti Student Center, at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul P. E. Bookson (c.1933-2005) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., about 1933. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1965-74 (24th District 1965, 27th District 1966, 24th District 1967-72, 25th District 1973-74). Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; B'nai B'rith. Struck by a motorcycle while crossing a street in Brooklyn, died later the same day in Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 22, 2005 (age about 72 years). Interment somewhere in Jerusalem, Israel.
  Relatives: Son of Leo Bookson and Anna Bookson; married to Tova Heller.
  Thomas Burton Adams, Jr. (1917-2006) — also known as Tom Adams — of Florida. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 11, 1917. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of Florida state senate, 1956-60; secretary of state of Florida, 1961-71; Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1971-75; candidate in primary for Governor of Florida, 1974. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Newcomen Society; Phi Delta Theta; Alpha Kappa Psi. Killed in an automobile accident on I-10, in Suwannee County, Fla., May 22, 2006 (age 89 years, 72 days). Interment at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Burton Adams (1877-1948) and Carolyn Sykes (Hamilton) Adams (1890-1957); married, July 30, 1939, to Helen Brown; married 1973 to Frances Sue Brewer.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Palmer Gaillard, Jr. (1920-2006) — also known as J. Palmer Gaillard, Jr. — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 20, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lumber business; mayor of Charleston, S.C., 1959-75. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Rotary; American Legion. Killed in an automobile accident, in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 29, 2006 (age 86 years, 100 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Palmer Gaillard (1874-1962) and Eleanor (Lucas) Gaillard (1877-1973); married, July 15, 1944, to Lucy Foster (1920-2001); great-grandson of Peter Charles Gaillard; great-grandnephew of Peter Gaillard Snowden; first cousin thrice removed of Franklin Gaillard; first cousin four times removed of John Gaillard; second cousin thrice removed of Theodore Gaillard Hunt (1805-1893) and Peter Porcher Bonneau; third cousin once removed of Thomas Porcher Stoney.
  Political family: Gaillard family of Charleston, South Carolina.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Helen P. Chenoweth (1938-2006) — also known as Helen Cora Palmer; Helen Chenoweth-Hage — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., January 27, 1938. Republican. U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1995-2001. Female. Christian. Died, as the result of an auto accident, near Tonopah, Nye County, Nev., October 2, 2006 (age 68 years, 248 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1958 to Nicholas S. 'Nick' Chenoweth (divorced 1975); married 1999 to Wayne Hage (died 2006).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Otto T. Bang, Jr. (1931-2008) — of Edina, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Madelia, Watonwan County, Minn., September 15, 1931. Insurance agent; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1963-72 (District 33 1963-66, District 29-A 1967-72); member of Minnesota state senate 39th District, 1973-82. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died, following an automobile accident, from complications of a head injury, in Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., December 29, 2008 (age 77 years, 105 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  John Jacob Rhodes III (1943-2011) — also known as John J. Rhodes III — of Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Safford, Graham County, Ariz. Born in Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz., September 8, 1943. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arizona 1st District, 1987-93; defeated, 1992; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008. Protestant. Member, Rotary. Suffered injuries in an automobile accident, and died three months later as a result, in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2011 (age 67 years, 134 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Jacob Rhodes (1916-2003).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
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