The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians: Death in County Courthouses and City Halls

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Waightstill Avery (1741-1821) — of Burke County, N.C. Born in Groton, New London County, Conn., May 10, 1741. Lawyer; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1776, 1782-83, 1793; North Carolina state attorney general, 1777-79; member of North Carolina state senate, 1796. Fought a pistol duel with Andrew Jackson in 1788; neither man was injured. Died in the judge's chambers at the Burke County Courthouse, Morganton, Burke County, N.C., March 13, 1821 (age 79 years, 307 days). Interment at Swan Ponds Plantation Cemetery, Morganton, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jerusha (Morgan) Avery and Humphrey Avery; married, October 3, 1778, to Leah Probart Franks; father of Elizabeth Avery (who married William Ballard Lenoir); grandfather of Isaac Thomas Lenoir and William Waigstill Avery; granduncle of Lorenzo Burrows; first cousin four times removed of Horace Billings Packer; second cousin once removed of Noyes Barber; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Packer, Asa Packer, Edwin Barber Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edwin Denison Morgan and Alfred Avery Burnham; second cousin thrice removed of Judson B. Phelps, Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, William Henry Bulkeley, Robert Asa Packer and William Frederick Morgan Rowland; second cousin four times removed of Henry Brewster Stanton, Jonathan R. Herrick, Erskine Mason Phelps and Spencer Gale Frink; second cousin five times removed of D-Cady Herrick, Herman Arod Gager, Walter Richmond Herrick and Burdette Burt Bliss; third cousin twice removed of Nathan Belcher, Samuel Townsend Douglass, Silas Hamilton Douglas and Joshua Perkins; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Phelps Huntington, George Mortimer Beakes, George Douglas Perkins, Chauncey C. Pendleton, Daniel Parrish Witter, Albert Lemando Bingham, Cornelia Cole Fairbanks, Llewellyn James Barden and Henry Woolsey Douglas.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Avery County, N.C. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Marshall (1784-1835) — Born in Richmond, Va., July 21, 1784. Delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829. During a storm, he took shelter in the burned ruins of the Baltimore County Courthouse, and was struck in the head by a brick dislodged by lightning; he suffered a fractured skull, and died a week later, in Baltimore, Md., June 29, 1835 (age 50 years, 343 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Marshall and Mary Willis (Ambler) Marshall; brother of James Keith Marshall; married, October 19, 1809, to Margaret W. Lewis; nephew of James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall; grandson of Jacquelin Ambler; great-grandnephew of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of John Augustine Marshall; first cousin twice removed of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas, William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; first cousin thrice removed of Richard Bland, Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) and Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin of William Marshall Ambler; second cousin once removed of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857); second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph, Carter Bassett Harrison, William Henry Harrison and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin of Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, Peter Myndert Dox, George Wythe Randolph and Edmund Randolph; third cousin once removed of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Burwell Bassett, Edmund Jennings Lee, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Dabney Carr, Henry St. George Tucker, John Scott Harrison, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Edmund Randolph Cocke and Harry Bartow Hawes; third cousin twice removed of John Gardner Coolidge and Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); fourth cousin once removed of John Wayles Eppes, Fitzhugh Lee, Connally Findlay Trigg, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Carter Henry Harrison II, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Frederick Madison Roberts and William Welby Beverley.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  Damien Marchessault (1818-1868) — also known as Damien Marchesseau — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, April 1, 1818. Democrat. Mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1859-60, 1861-65, 1867. French Canadian ancestry. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in the Council Room of Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 20, 1868 (age 49 years, 294 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James Buchanan Marcum (1858-1903) — also known as J. B. Marcum — of Kentucky. Born January 9, 1858. Republican. Kentucky Republican state chair, 1903. Shot and killed, by Curtis Jett and Tom White, at the behest of county judge James H. Hargis, on the steps of the Breathitt County Courthouse, Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky., May 4, 1903 (age 45 years, 115 days). Interment at Sewell Cemetery, Jackson, Ky.
  Presumably named for: James Buchanan
  Relatives: Nephew by marriage of Thomas Frazier Hargis.
  Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
  James Noble Adam (1842-1912) — also known as James N. Adam — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Peebles, Scotland, March 1, 1842. Democrat. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1906-09. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Suffered a stroke of apoplexy, while visiting his successor's office in Buffalo City Hall, and died the next day, in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 9, 1912 (age 69 years, 345 days). Interment at St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Adam and Isabella (Borthwick) Adam; married, January 9, 1872, to Margaret L. Paterson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herbert Porter Bissell (1856-1919) — also known as Herbert P. Bissell — of East Aurora, Erie County, N.Y.; Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in New London, Oneida County, N.Y., August 30, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1901; vice-president, Niagara Gorge Railroad; also counsel to the Buffalo Traction Co.; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1912-19; died in office 1919. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar. While presiding at a trial, in court, in the Niagara County Courthouse, he suffered a heart attack and died, in Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y., April 30, 1919 (age 62 years, 243 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Amos Alanson Bissell and Amelia Susan (Willse) Bissell; married to Lucy Agnes Coffey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lyman McCarl (1859-1920) — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Richfield Township, Adams County, Ill., May 3, 1859. Democrat. County judge in Illinois, 1910-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died from a stroke, in his office at the Adams County Courthouse, Quincy, Adams County, Ill., April 13, 1920 (age 60 years, 346 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Ill.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Benjamin F. Berrian.
James Cowgill James Cowgill (1848-1922) — also known as Jim Cowgill — of Caldwell County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Henry County, Ind., April 2, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; stockman; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Caldwell County, 1891-92; Missouri railroad and warehouse commissioner, 1893-97; Missouri state treasurer, 1909-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916; Missouri Democratic state chair, 1916; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1918-22; died in office 1922. Died suddenly, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in his office at City Hall, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 20, 1922 (age 73 years, 293 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William M. Cowgill and Roda Cowgill; married, September 22, 1867, to Ella Myers.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Souvenir of the Missouri Legislature 1897
  David Fulton Rice (1889-1929) — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born near Exline, Appanoose County, Iowa, September 13, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1925. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; American Legion. Shot and killed by a disgruntled law client, George Domyancich, as he was leaving the Appanoose County Courthouse, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, February 28, 1929 (age 39 years, 168 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
Joseph W. Bailey Joseph Weldon Bailey (1862-1929) — also known as Joseph W. Bailey — of Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born near Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss., October 6, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Texas; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1891-1901; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1901-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1904 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); candidate for Governor of Texas, 1920. Died, from a coronary embolism, in a courtroom while defending a client, in the Grayson County Courthouse, Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., April 13, 1929 (age 66 years, 189 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Weldon Bailey (1835-1906) and Harriett Lucinda (Dees) Bailey; married to Ellen Beaty Murray; father of Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr..
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Floyd family of Virginia (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1902
  Motley H. Flint (1864-1930) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass., February 19, 1864. Republican. Postmaster at Los Angeles, Calif., 1904-10; banker; provided critical support for the Warner Brothers Movie studio in its early years; one of the promoters of Julian Petroleum Corporation, a Ponzi scheme which collapsed in 1927; about 40,000 investors lost their money; tainted by the scandal, he moved to Europe for a time. Member, Freemasons. Called as a witness in a civil suit involving David O. Selznick; after his testimony, as he returned to the audience section of the courtroom, in Los Angeles City Hall, he was shot and killed by Frank Keaton, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 14, 1930 (age 66 years, 145 days). Keaton, who had lost his money in Julian Petroleum, was immediately arrested, and subsequently tried, convicted, and hanged. Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Eaton Flint and Althea Louise (Hewes) Flint; brother of Frank Putnam Flint; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin Dexter Sprague.
  Political families: Bache-Dallas family of Pennsylvania and New York; Flint-Bache family (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Stanley Addis (1889-1937) — also known as John S. Addis — of New Milford, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in New Milford, Litchfield County, Conn., April 4, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Milford, 1911-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee); delegate to Connecticut convention to ratify 21st amendment 32nd District, 1933; Connecticut state treasurer, 1935-37; died in office 1937. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in the town clerk's office, New Milford Town Hall, New Milford, Litchfield County, Conn., September 29, 1937 (age 48 years, 178 days). Interment at Center Cemetery, New Milford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John Frederick Addis and Harriet (Warner) Addis; married to Dorothy Crowell; third great-grandnephew of Roger Sherman; second cousin thrice removed of Roger Sherman Baldwin, Sherman Day, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, William Maxwell Evarts and George Frisbie Hoar; third cousin twice removed of Simeon Eben Baldwin, Rockwood Hoar, Sherman Hoar, Maxwell Evarts and Arthur Outram Sherman; fourth cousin once removed of Chauncey Mitchell Depew, Henry de Forest Baldwin and Roger Sherman Hoar.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sewall-Adams-Quincy family of Maine (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Raymond L. Jaegers (1903-1946) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., June 23, 1903. Republican. Floyd County Sheriff, 1939-42; mayor of New Albany, Ind., 1943-46; died in office 1946. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his City Hall office, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., September 5, 1946 (age 43 years, 74 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Virginia M. Huckeby.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Patrick F. Calpin (1872-1948) — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Bellevue, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., March 25, 1872. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 20th District, 1903-06; Lackawanna County Sheriff; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1910. Catholic. Member, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Elks. Suffered a stroke at Scranton City Hall, and died later the same day at State Hospital, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., December 3, 1948 (age 76 years, 253 days). Interment at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Patrick M. Calpin.
N. J. Holmberg Nathaniel John Holmberg (1878-1951) — also known as N. J. Holmberg — of Renville, Renville County, Minn. Born near Renville, Renville County, Minn., July 24, 1878. Republican. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 22, 1907-14; member of Minnesota state senate 23rd District, 1915-18; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota at-large, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1934 (Republican), 1936 (Independent); member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1941-47. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died, right after having given a speech about city parks, in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., June 13, 1951 (age 72 years, 324 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Allison D. Wade (1902-1954) — of Warren, Warren County, Pa. Born in Warren, Warren County, Pa., September 17, 1902. Republican. District judge in Pennsylvania 37th District, 1942-54; died in office 1954; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944. Shot and killed in his courtroom, in the Warren County Courthouse, by Norman W. Moon, Warren, Warren County, Pa., January 13, 1954 (age 51 years, 118 days). Moon, who attempted suicide at the time of his arrest, believed the judge was involved with his ex-wife, and would personally benefit from ordering payment of alimony. Moon was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death; the sentence was commuted to a mental institution by Gov. George M. Leader, and then to life imprisonment. Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Warren, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Harrison Douglas Wade and Alice Cary (Jones) Wade; married to Ruth Tillotson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
W. E. Flannery Wilburn Elmer Flannery (1904-1958) — also known as W. E. 'Bill' Flannery — of Man, Logan County, W.Va. Born in Jacobs, Carter County, Ky., August 6, 1904. Democrat. School teacher and principal; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Logan County, 1945-58; died in office 1958; Speaker of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1949-58; died in office 1958. Methodist. Irish ancestry. Died, of a heart attack, at the Logan County Courthouse, Logan, Logan County, W.Va., March 7, 1958 (age 53 years, 213 days). Interment at Highland Memory Gardens, Godby, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Flannery and Mollie (Porter) Flannery; married 1932 to Mildred Burton Davis.
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Paul Allen Wallace (1901-1958) — also known as Paul A. Wallace — of Wallace, Marlboro County, S.C. Born in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., July 15, 1901. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state senate from Marlboro County, 1947-58; died in office 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1956. On the night of the 1958 Democratic primary, he and others gathered in the sheriff's office at the Marlboro County Courthouse to hear election returns on the radio; he had just learned he had won renomination, when Court Clerk Henry A. Rogers entered the room and shot him four times; he died about twenty minutes later, in the emergency room of a nearby hospital, in Bennettsville, Marlboro County, S.C., June 10, 1958 (age 56 years, 330 days). On June 27, Rogers hanged himself in the South Carolina state mental hospital. Interment at Wallace Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallace, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Percy Wallace and Lillie (Allen) Wallace; married, May 25, 1920, to Ethelyne Gardner; father of William Paul Wallace.
  Lake Paul Wallace, in Marlboro County, South Carolina, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "With forgetfulness of self, humility of spirit, and nobility of character, he followed in his Master's footsteps in service to his fellowman."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Bernard Austin Bernard Austin (1896-1959) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Russia, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; accountant; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1935-59; died in office 1959. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Elks; Federal Bar Association. After giving a short speech at the swearing-in of City Court Justice Louis B. Heller, he collapsed and died from a heart attack, in the Central Courts Building, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 6, 1959 (age about 62 years). Interment at Beth-David Cemetery, Elmont, Long Island, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Michael J. Montesano (c.1895-1961) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born about 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; candidate for New York state senate 48th District, 1930; Erie County Surrogate, 1939-40; circuit judge in New York 8th District, 1955-56; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1956; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960. Member, American Legion. Collapsed and died, apparently of a heart attack, while appearing in a court case in City Hall, Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., August 24, 1961 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
George J. Allen George Jackson Allen (1907-1964) — also known as George J. Allen — of Livingston, Park County, Mont. Born in Livingston, Park County, Mont., October 7, 1907. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1941; district judge in Montana 6th District, 1956-64; appointed 1956; died in office 1964. Died, from a heart attack, in the Park County Courthouse, Livingston, Park County, Mont., December 18, 1964 (age 57 years, 72 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Livingston, Mont.
  Relatives: Son of Elbert Fisher Allen and Faith Lenora (Jackson) Allen; married to Doris May Ward.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune, December 20, 1964
David Scull David Scull (1917-1968) — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Overbrook, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 16, 1917. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; real estate business; chair of Montgomery County Republican Party, 1958-60; Maryland Republican state chair, 1962-64; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1964; member and chair, Montgomery County Council, 1967-68. Prominent civil rights advocate; successfully fought for a Montgomery County law against racial discrimination in housing. Suffered a heart attack during the noon recess of a County Council meeting, in the Montgomery County Building, Rockville; never regained consciousness; died soon after in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 23, 1968 (age 50 years, 129 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Sandy Spring Friends Cemetery, Sandy Spring, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Marshall Scull and Anna Price (Johnson) Scull; married 1942 to Elizabeth Lee (daughter of Edward Brooke Lee; sister of Blair Lee III; granddaughter of Francis Preston Blair Lee); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Scull; third cousin thrice removed of Edward Biddle, Charles Biddle and John Scull.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Washington Post, January 24, 1968
  Francis Marion Bistline (1896-1969) — also known as Francis M. Bistline; F. M. Bistline — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Ransom, Ness County, Kan., March 25, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1937-47; Speaker of the Idaho State House of Representatives, 1941-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1944-48. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Elks; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta. While defending a client in a murder case, he suddenly collapsed and died from a heart attack, in the courtroom at the Bingham County Courthouse, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, January 20, 1969 (age 72 years, 301 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.
  Presumably named for: Francis Marion
  Relatives: Son of John M. Bistline and Martha (Shellenberger) Bistline; married, August 16, 1921, to Anne Glindemann; father of Beverly Barbara Bistline; nephew of Joseph Bistline.
  Political family: Bistline family of Pocatello, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Richard Moscone (1929-1978) — also known as George Moscone — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., November 24, 1929. Democrat. Candidate for California state assembly, 1960; member of California state senate, 1966-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1976-78; died in office 1978. Shot and killed, along with Supervisor Harvey Milk, by Supervisor Dan White, in his office in San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, Calif., November 27, 1978 (age 49 years, 3 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of George Joseph Moscone and Lena Moscone; married 1954 to Gina Bondanza.
  The George R. Moscone Convention Center, in San Francisco, California, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gustav J. Akerland (1920-1981) — of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md. Born September 14, 1920. Republican. Mayor of Annapolis, Md., 1981. A month after becoming acting mayor, he was found wounded by a self-inflicted gunshot, on the floor of his office in the Annapolis municipal building, and died a few days later without regaining consciousness, in Anne Arundel General Hospital, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., April 15, 1981 (age 60 years, 213 days). Burial location unknown.
  David J. Dwork (c.1941-1997) — of Mahwah, Bergen County, N.J. Born about 1941. Mayor of Mahwah, N.J., 1991-97; died in office 1997. Shot and killed himself in his office in the Town Hall, Mahwah, Bergen County, N.J., August 18, 1997 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
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