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Politicians Who Died of Bladder Ailments

Very incomplete list!

See also bladder cancer.

in chronological order

  Thomas Hinds Duggan (1834-1865) — of Texas. Born in Claiborne County, Miss., May 20, 1834. Member of Texas state senate, 1851-53, 1859-61 (23rd District 1851-53, 27th District 1859-61); defeated, 1853 (23rd District), 1861 (25th District). Methodist. Died, of chronic cystitis, in Guadalupe County, Tex., December 26, 1865 (age 31 years, 220 days). Interment at San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Tex.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Hinds
  Leonidas Lafayette Polk (1837-1892) — of North Carolina. Born in Anson County, N.C., April 24, 1837. Member of North Carolina house of commons, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1866; newspaper editor; North Carolina commissioner of agriculture, 1877-80; national president of the Farmers' Alliance. Baptist. Member, Grange. Founder of Polkton, N.C. Elected to the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1957. Died from a bladder hemorrhage, in Washington, D.C., June 11, 1892 (age 55 years, 48 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Polk and Sereba Autry Polk; married 1857 to Sarah Pamela Gaddy.
  Epitaph: "Editor, orator, patriot, Christian. The friend of popular education and civil liberty."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Bigelow (1817-1911) — of Highland Falls, Orange County, N.Y. Born in Malden, Ulster County, N.Y., November 25, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; author; U.S. Consul in Paris, 1861-64; U.S. Minister to France, 1865-66; secretary of state of New York, 1876-77; executor of the estate of Samuel J. Tilden. Swedenborgian. English ancestry. Died, from a bladder ailment, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 19, 1911 (age 94 years, 24 days). Interment at Peacedale Cemetery, Highland Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Bigelow and Lucy (Isham) Bigelow; married 1850 to Jane Tunis 'Jennie' Poultney.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Coursen Henry Albertson (1833-1913) — also known as Coursen H. Albertson — of Warren County, N.J. Born in Independence Township, Warren County, N.J., March 26, 1833. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Warren County, 1879-81. Presbyterian. Died, of acute cystitis, in Warren County, N.J., June 7, 1913 (age 80 years, 73 days). Interment at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to Sarah Clarissa White (daughter of John White (1814-1884)).
  Victor Gustave Benson (1873-1939) — also known as Victor Benson — of Iron River, Iron County, Mich. Born in Sweden, December 22, 1873. Republican. Farmer; miller; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Iron County, 1939; defeated, 1936; died in office 1939. Swedish ancestry. Died, from a bladder ailment, in Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 26, 1939 (age 65 years, 125 days). Interment at Bates Township Cemetery, Mapleton, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1901 to Hilda Catherine Anderson (1877-1966).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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