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Politicians Who Died of Dementia
Senility, Senile Dementia, Lewy body dementia, Alzheimer's disease

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Andrew Jackson Clements (1832-1913) — also known as A. J. Clements — of Tennessee. Born in Clementsville, Clay County, Tenn., December 23, 1832. Physician; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1861-63; member of Tennessee state legislature, 1870. Died, of pneumonia, in Central State Hospital (a mental hospital where he was confined due to senility), Lakeland, Jefferson County, Ky., November 7, 1913 (age 80 years, 319 days). Interment at Glasgow Cemetery, Glasgow, Ky.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Clements and Mary Clements.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alexander Cook Thayer (1865-1918) — also known as Alexander Thayer — Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., June 18, 1865. U.S. Deputy Consul in Trieste, 1901-02; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Venice, 1902-05; U.S. Vice Consul in Venice, as of 1916-17. Died, from dementia paralytica, in the Bellevue Sanatorium, Kreuzlingen, Thurgau, Switzerland, September 16, 1918 (age 53 years, 90 days). Interment somewhere in Geneva, Switzerland.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Thayer (1823-1882) and Jane (Cook) Thayer; married, August 6, 1910, to Alice Bartlett Mansfield; nephew of Alexander Wheelock Thayer; third cousin once removed of John Ogden Bigelow; third cousin twice removed of Nathan Read; third cousin thrice removed of Timothy Bigelow; fourth cousin of Staley N. Wood (1832-1914); fourth cousin once removed of Rufus Heaton, Edward M. Chapin and George A. Dix.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Robert Eachus Doan (1831-1919) — of Ohio. Born near Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, July 23, 1831. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1891-93. Died, of senility, in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, February 24, 1919 (age 87 years, 216 days). Interment at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francois Joseph Denis Belanger (1848-1928) — also known as Joseph Belanger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Quebec, October 8, 1848. Consular Agent for France in Detroit, Mich., 1889-1907. French Canadian ancestry. Died, from gastrointestinal infection and senile debility, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 19, 1928 (age 80 years, 42 days). Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Francois Stanislas Belanger and Marie Louise (Doyon) Belanger; married, April 16, 1873, to Madeline Askin Pelletier (1849-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Fred Staebler (1861-1937) — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 27, 1861. Democrat. Farmer; president, Ann Arbor Dairy; supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1918-19. German ancestry. Died, from pneumonia and senility, in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 8, 1937 (age 75 years, 257 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Frederick Staebler (1823-1914) and Geraldine (Stoup) Staebler (1844-1900); married, November 18, 1886, to Anna Mary Zahn (1857-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clemente Nicolini (1853-1938) — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in Sestri Levante, Liguria, Italy, January 13, 1853. Steamship agent; importer and exporter; Consular Agent for Italy in Galveston, Tex., 1887-1901; Consul for Mexico in Galveston, Tex., 1895-96. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died, from prostate cancer and senility, in St. Mary's Infirmary, Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., July 9, 1938 (age 85 years, 177 days). Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Nicolini and Rosa (Rossi) Nicolini; married to Carmelita Linaro (1873-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Andrew Hubbard (1854-1940) — also known as William A. Hubbard — of Ozark Township, Barry County, Mo.; Buck Prairie Township, Lawrence County, Mo. Born in Berryville, Carroll County, Ark., September 23, 1854. Republican. School teacher; farmer; postmaster; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1899-1900, 1919-22 (Barry County 1899-1900, Lawrence County 1919-22). Died, from endocarditis and senility, in Buck Prairie Township, Lawrence County, Mo., February 13, 1940 (age 85 years, 143 days). Interment at Osa Cemetery, Osa, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Winkle Hubbard (1820-1906) and Lucinda (Miller) Hubbard (1829-1913); married, September 23, 1877, to Sarah E. Wilson (1860-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Austin Norton (1867-1947) — also known as Frank Norton — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 1, 1867. Republican. Stonemason; florist; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1912-14. Methodist. Died, from a stroke, while hospitalized for senile psychosis, at Ypsilanti State Psychiatric Hospital, York Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 2, 1947 (age 80 years, 123 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Austin B. Norton and Sarah J. (Knapp) Norton; married to Lena Eisenlord.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John R. A. Crossland (1864-1950) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in 1864. Republican. Physician; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1902-03; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908 (alternate), 1916 (alternate), 1920, 1932 (alternate), 1936. African ancestry. Died, from hypostatic pneumonia and senile dementia, in the State Hospital, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., September 12, 1950 (age about 86 years). Interment at Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph, Mo.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Eldred C. Pitkin (1870-1956) — of Marshfield, Washington County, Vt. Born in Marshfield, Washington County, Vt., November 29, 1870. Republican. Butter box manufacturer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Marshfield, 1910. Methodist. Died, from acute myocarditis and dementia, in the Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., August 6, 1956 (age 85 years, 251 days). Interment somewhere in Marshfield, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Bemis Pitkin (born c.1831) and Sylvia (Martin) Pitkin (born c.1836); first cousin five times removed of William Pitkin; first cousin six times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Pitkin; second cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; third cousin of Clarence Horatio Pitkin and Carroll Peabody Pitkin; third cousin once removed of George Pickering Bemis; third cousin thrice removed of Timothy Pitkin; fourth cousin of Caleb Seymour Pitkin and Walter S. Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin, George Washington Bemis, Frederick Walker Pitkin, Luther S. Pitkin (1849-?), George Eastman and Bernard Forrest Bemis.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  William H. Jackman (1874-1956) — of Waltham, Addison County, Vt.; Vergennes, Addison County, Vt. Born in Waltham, Addison County, Vt., May 19, 1874. Republican. Farmer; cattle breeder; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Waltham, 1910. Congregationalist. Died, from arteriosclerosis and senility, in Vergennes, Addison County, Vt., September 4, 1956 (age 82 years, 108 days). Interment at Sunset View Cemetery, Waltham, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Henry S. Jackman (1839-1888) and Emma C. (Wright) Jackman (1843-1924); married 1901 to Cora M. Chapman (1879-1902); married, December 9, 1909, to Anna M. Hallock (1885-1968); third cousin once removed of Maurice Lauchlin Wright (1845-1911).
  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
  Davis Elkins (1876-1959) — of Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va. Born in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; banker; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1911, 1919-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1916; major in the U.S. Army during World War I. Died, from bronchial pneumonia, cardio-renal disease, and senility, in Westbrook Sanatorium, Richmond, Va., January 5, 1959 (age 82 years, 346 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Benton Elkins and Hallie (Davis) Elkins; married to Mary Elkins; grandson of Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916); grandnephew of Thomas Beall Davis.
  Political family: Elkins-Davis family of Elkins, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Valdemar Erastus Peterson (1903-1983) — also known as Val Peterson — of Elgin, Antelope County, Neb.; Hastings, Adams County, Neb. Born in Oakland, Burt County, Neb., July 18, 1903. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; newspaper publisher; secretary to Gov. Dwight Griswold, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Governor of Nebraska, 1947-53; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1957-61; Finland, 1969-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1960, 1972; insurance executive. Lutheran. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure, in Fremont, Dodge County, Neb., October 17, 1983 (age 80 years, 91 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Henry C. Peterson and Hermanda (Swanberg) Peterson; married, June 6, 1929, to Elizabeth Howells Pleak (died 1979).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Wiley Thomas Buchanan, Jr. (1914-1986) — also known as Wiley T. Buchanan, Jr. — of Washington, D.C. Born in Myrtle Hill, Van Zandt County, Tex., January 4, 1914. Business executive; U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, 1953-56; U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1956; Austria, 1975-77; chief of protocol, U.S. Department of State, 1957-61. Methodist. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in a nursing home, February 16, 1986 (age 72 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wiley T. Buchanan (1880-1953) and Lilla A. (Youngblood) Buchanan (1885-1975); married, April 12, 1940, to Ruth Elizabeth Hale (niece of Margaret Towsley; granddaughter of Herbert Henry Dow (1866-1930; founder, Dow Chemical); first cousin of Margaret Ann Riecker (1933-2014)).
  Political family: Dow-Towsley-Hale-Buchanan family of Ann Arbor and Midland, Michigan.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Books by Wiley T. Buchanan, Jr.: Red Carpet at the White House : Four years as Chief of Protocol in the Eisenhower Administration (1964)
  Curtiss E. Frank (1904-1990) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y.; Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., November 13, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1944-49; resigned 1949; publishing executive. Presbyterian. Member, Union League. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Naples, Collier County, Fla., February 3, 1990 (age 85 years, 82 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus A. Frank and Mary (Fowler) Frank; married, October 11, 1929, to Grace Watkins (died 1957); married, December 13, 1958, to Lila Bonhus Shaw.
  Charles Rowland Peaslee Farnsley (1907-1990) — also known as Charles P. Farnsley; Charlie Farnsley — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Glenview, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 28, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Kentucky convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1936-40; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1948-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1965-67; defeated in primary, 1932 (at-large), 1934 (3rd District). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Society of Colonial Wars; Delta Upsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, at Brownsboro Hills Nursing Home, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 19, 1990 (age 83 years, 83 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; statue at West Main Street, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Burrel Hopson Farnsley and Anna May (Peaslee) Farnsley; married, February 27, 1937, to Nancy Hall Carter; father of Burrel Charles Farnsley (1954?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Willard Leon Beaulac (1899-1990) — also known as Willard L. Beaulac — of Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I.; Fairfax, Va.; Washington, D.C. Born in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., July 25, 1899. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Tampico, 1921-23; Puerto Castilla, 1923-24; U.S. Consul in Arica, 1925-27; U.S. Consul General in Madrid, as of 1943; U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay, 1944-47; Colombia, 1947-51; Cuba, 1951-53; Chile, 1953-56; Argentina, 1956-60. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Washington, D.C., August 25, 1990 (age 91 years, 31 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester C. Beaulac and Lena Eleanor (Jarvis) Beaulac; married, February 25, 1935, to Catherine Hazel Arrott Greene (1909-2000).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edmund Forsman Mansure (1901-1992) — also known as Edmund F. Mansure; Ned Mansure — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 14, 1901. Republican. Textile manufacturer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940; head of the U.S. General Services Administration, 1953-56. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in a convalescent hospital at Menlo Park, San Mateo County, Calif., January 25, 1992 (age 90 years, 317 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Relatives: Son of E. L. Mansure; married to Julia Carroll.
  Louis C. Sudler (1903-1992) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., 1903. Republican. Real estate business; singer; performed, Republican National Convention, 1952, 1956, 1960; philanthropist; helped make the Chicago Symphony world-famous. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 25, 1992 (age about 89 years). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1929 to Mary Ludington Barnes (1905-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Lee Fulton Sikes (1906-1994) — also known as Robert L. F. Sikes — of Crestview, Okaloosa County, Fla. Born in Isabella, Worth County, Ga., June 3, 1906. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1937-40; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1941-44, 1945-79 (3rd District 1941-44, 1945-63, 1st District 1963-79); resigned 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 (delegation chair). Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Grotto; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Kiwanis; Military Order of the World Wars; Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Delta Chi; Alpha Zeta; Alpha Gamma Rho; Elks. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1976 over conflicts of interest. Died while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, September 28, 1994 (age 88 years, 117 days). Interment at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery, Crestview, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Sikes and Clara Ophelia (Ford) Sikes; married to Inez Tyner.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Glenn Malcolm Anderson (1913-1994) — also known as Glenn M. Anderson — of Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Harbor City, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 21, 1913. Democrat. Merchant; mayor of Hawthorne, Calif., 1940-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1943-50; chair of Los Angeles County Democratic Party, 1948-50; California Democratic state chair, 1950-52; candidate for California state senate, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1988; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1959-67; U.S. Representative from California, 1969-93 (17th District 1969-73, 35th District 1973-75, 32nd District 1975-93). Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Amvets; Elks; Kiwanis; Redmen; Native Sons of the Golden West; Toastmasters. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Pavilion, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 13, 1994 (age 81 years, 295 days). Interment at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William J. Anderson and Serene W. (Fister) Anderson; married to Patricia Arlene Hawley and Lenore Marie 'Lee' Dutton (1924-2012).
  The Glenn Anderson Freeway Transitway (I-105), in Los Angeles County, California, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Loved husband, father, grandfather, and public servant."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Lloyd Scott (1915-1997) — of Fairfax, Va. Born in Williamsburg, Va., July 1, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1967-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1973-79. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; Forty and Eight; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of a chest infection and Alzheimer's disease, in the Fairfax Nursing Center, Fairfax, Va., February 14, 1997 (age 81 years, 228 days). Interment at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Hugh Gardner Ackley (1915-1998) — also known as H. Gardner Ackley — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 30, 1915. University professor; economist; chair, U.S. Council of Economic Advisors, 1964-68; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1968-69. Scottish ancestry. Member, Kappa Delta Pi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi; Trilateral Commission; American Economic Association; American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Huron Woods nursing home, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 12, 1998 (age 82 years, 227 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh M. Ackley and Margaret (McKenzie) Ackley; married, September 18, 1937, to Bonnie A. Lowry.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  James Ernest Truex (1913-1999) — also known as James E. Truex — of Sea Cliff, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Great Neck, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., August 30, 1913. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; fluent in Japanese, he served as interpreter in surrender negotiations in 1945; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1960. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Actor in many Broadway plays; wrote screenplay early television shows such as the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" and "You Are There". Died, probably from Alzheimer's disease, January 12, 1999 (age 85 years, 135 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ernest Truex (character actor).
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Howard Morrow (1910-2000) — of Durham, Durham County, N.C.; New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J.; Fountain Valley, Orange County, Calif. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., 1910. U.S. Ambassador to Guinea, 1959-61. African ancestry. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, in Fountain Valley, Orange County, Calif., January 11, 2000 (age about 89 years). Interment at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Calif.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Edward Hirsch Levi (1911-2000) — also known as Edward H. Levi — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 26, 1911. Lawyer; law professor; president of the University of Chicago, 1968-75; first Jewish president of a major U.S. university; U.S. Attorney General, 1975-77. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 7, 2000 (age 88 years, 255 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gerson B. Levi and Elsa B. (Hirsch) Levi; married, June 4, 1946, to Kate (Sulzberger) Hecht (1918-2003); father of David F. Levi (1951-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Edward H. Levi: An Introduction to Legal Reasoning
  B. Jean Silver (1926-2000) — of Washington. Born July 5, 1926. Republican. Member of Washington state house of representatives, 1983-96 (5th District 1983-92, 6th District 1993-96). Female. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at a nursing home in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., March 14, 2000 (age 73 years, 253 days). Interment at Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane, Wash.
  Homer E. Abele (1916-2000) — also known as Pete Abele — of McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. Born in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio, November 21, 1916. Republican. Played professional baseball for a minor league team in Nashville, Tenn., 1938; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1949-52; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1963-65; defeated, 1958, 1964; Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1967-91. Member, American Legion; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, in Huston's Nursing Home, Hamden, Vinton County, Ohio, May 12, 2000 (age 83 years, 173 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Oscar Abele and Margaret (Burke) Abele; married 1938 to Addie Riggs.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Wesley Brown (1915-2000) — also known as Paul W. Brown — of Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, January 14, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948; Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1960-64; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1964-68, 1973-81; Ohio state attorney general, 1969-71; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1970. Member, Phi Delta Phi. Died, of Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., November 17, 2000 (age 85 years, 308 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Brown and Mary E. (Foster) Brown; married, November 8, 1942, to Helen Louise Page.
  Neil Oliver Staebler (1905-2000) — also known as Neil Staebler; "Mr. Democrat" — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 11, 1905. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1950-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1963-65; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1963-67, 1972-75; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984, 1988. Unitarian. German ancestry. Member, Theta Chi; American Economic Association; American Political Science Association. Died, from the effects of Alzheimer's disease, in Glacier Hills nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 8, 2000 (age 95 years, 150 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Edward William Staebler and Magdalena (Dold) Staebler (1873-1958); married, February 8, 1935, to Burnette Bradley (1912-2006); father of Michael Staebler (who married Rebecca McGowan); grandfather of Edward Staebler (1973?-); second cousin of Oswald John Koch.
  Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Cross-reference: Doug Ross
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Morris W. Hood, Sr. (1908-2001) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in LaGrange, Troup County, Ga., September 22, 1908. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 2nd District, 1961-62. African ancestry. Member, United Auto Workers; NAACP. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 14, 2001 (age 92 years, 114 days). Interment at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Wheeler Hood and India (Benton) Hood; married to Ruth E. Stevenson; father of Morris W. Hood, Jr. and Raymond W. Hood (1936-2002); grandfather of Morris W. Hood III.
  Political family: Hood family of Detroit, Michigan.
  Richard H. Austin (1913-2001) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Stouts Mountain, Cullman County, Ala., May 6, 1913. Democrat. Accountant; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 6th District, 1961-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1980, 1984, 1992; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1964; candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1969; secretary of state of Michigan, 1971-94; defeated, 1994; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1976. African ancestry. Member, Urban League; Kappa Alpha Psi; NAACP. Died, of a heart attack and Alzheimer's disease, in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 20, 2001 (age 87 years, 349 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard H. Austin and Lelia (Hill) Austin; married to Ida B. Dawson.
  Rose Ann Vuich (c.1927-2001) — of Dinuba, Tulare County, Calif. Born about 1927. Democrat. Accountant; farmer; member of California state senate, 1977-92. Female. Serbian ancestry. First woman member of the California Senate. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, in Dinuba, Tulare County, Calif., August 30, 2001 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Calvin M. Dooley
  James H. Brickley (1928-2001) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Okemos, Ingham County, Mich.; Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., November 15, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1966; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1969-70; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1971-74, 1979-82; resigned 1982; president, Eastern Michigan University, 1975-78; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1982; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1982-99; appointed 1982; resigned 1999; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1995-96. Catholic. Member, Delta Theta Phi; American Bar Association. Died, of multiple myeloma and Alzheimer's disease, on September 28, 2001 (age 72 years, 317 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of J. Harry Brickley and Marie E. (Fischer) Brickley; married, June 16, 1950, to Marianne E. Doyle.
  See also Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  Elizabeth Adkins (1934-2001) — also known as Betty Adkins; Elizabeth Ann Whalen — of St. Michael, Wright County, Minn. Born in Hennepin County, Minn., June 4, 1934. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1976; member of Minnesota state senate, 1983-95 (22nd District 1983-92, 19th District 1993-95); resigned 1995. Female. Catholic. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at Sunrise Cottages nursing home, in Buffalo, Wright County, Minn., October 29, 2001 (age 67 years, 147 days). Interment at St. Michael Cemetery (New), St. Michael, Minn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  William Oscar Braecklein (1920-2001) — also known as William O. Braecklein; Bill Braecklein — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 20, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1966-72; member of Texas state senate 16th District, 1972-78. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at Presbyterian Village North nursing home, Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 14, 2001 (age 80 years, 329 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Stephen Bistline (1921-2001) — of Idaho; Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, March 12, 1921. Justice of Idaho state supreme court, 1976-94; appointed 1976; resigned 1994. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, November 19, 2001 (age 80 years, 252 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Beverly Barbara Bistline (1922-).
  Political family: Bistline family of Pocatello, Idaho.
  Philip W. Tone (c.1923-2001) — of Illinois. Born about 1923. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1972-74; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1974-80. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Manor Care Nursing Home, Glenview, Cook County, Ill., November 28, 2001 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Cyrus Roberts Vance (1917-2002) — also known as Cyrus R. Vance — Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., March 27, 1917. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Secretary of State, 1977-80. Member, American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations; Trilateral Commission. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 12, 2002 (age 84 years, 291 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Carl Vance and Amy (Roberts) Vance (1881-1967); married, February 15, 1947, to Grace Sloane; nephew of Lee H. Vance; great-grandson of Cyrus Vance; first cousin twice removed of John James Davis; second cousin once removed of John William Davis (1873-1955).
  Political family: Vance-Davis family of Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Cyrus Vance: David S. McLellan, Cyrus Vance
  Robert William Straub (1920-2002) — also known as Robert W. Straub; Bob Straub — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 6, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Oregon state senate, 1959-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964; Oregon state treasurer, 1965-73; Governor of Oregon, 1975-79; defeated, 1966, 1978. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in a long-term care facility at Springfield, Lane County, Ore., November 27, 2002 (age 82 years, 205 days). Cremated.
  Bob Straub State Park, in Pacific City, Oregon, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
Bill Mauldin William Henry Mauldin (1921-2003) — also known as Bill Mauldin — of New York. Born in Mountain Park, Otero County, N.M., October 29, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Cartoonist, starting in the Army during World War II; worked as an editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Chicago Sun-Times newspapers, winning the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1945 and 1959; appeared as an actor in two 1951 movies: Teresa and The Red Badge of Courage; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1956. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia, in a nursing home at Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., January 22, 2003 (age 81 years, 85 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married, February 28, 1942, to Norma Jean Humphries (divorced 1946); married, June 27, 1947, to Natalie Sarah Evans.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Bill Mauldin campaign (1956) via Library of Congress
  John H. Reading (1917-2003) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Glendale, Maricopa County, Ariz., November 26, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1966-77. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Indian Wells, Riverside County, Calif., February 7, 2003 (age 85 years, 73 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Orville Lothrop Freeman (1918-2003) — also known as Orville L. Freeman — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 9, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; aide to Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey, and his campaign manager for U.S. Senator in 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952, 1960, 1964; Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor state chair, 1948-50; Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Minnesota state attorney general, 1950; Governor of Minnesota, 1955-61; defeated (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), 1952, 1960; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1961-69. Lutheran. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; American Judicature Society; Americans for Democratic Action; American Civil Liberties Union; Moose; Eagles; Izaak Walton League; Sons of Norway; Purple Heart; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., February 20, 2003 (age 84 years, 287 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, May 2, 1942, to Jane Shields; father of Michael O. Freeman (1943?-).
  Cross-reference: George A. Farr
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leo George Cyr (1909-2003) — also known as Leo G. Cyr — of Maine; Sterling, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Limestone, Aroostook County, Maine, July 28, 1909. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul General in Tangier, 1957; U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, 1966-71. French Canadian ancestry. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Sterling, Loudoun County, Va., July 27, 2003 (age 93 years, 364 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Louis A. Cyr (1875-1945) and Laura A. (Franck) Cyr (1878-1943); married, April 30, 1941, to Katherine McCormick (1915-2011).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Leo G. Cyr: Madawaskan Heritage
  Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix, Jr. (1928-2003) — also known as Robert N. C. Nix, Jr. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 13, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania, 1967-71; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1971-96; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1984-96. African ancestry. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 23, 2003 (age 75 years, 41 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix, Sr. (1898-1987).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Jack Daniels (1923-2003) — Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, October 23, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1967-70; candidate in primary for Governor of New Mexico, 1970; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1972. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Hobbs, Lea County, N.M., September 3, 2003 (age 79 years, 315 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Diane D. Denish (1949-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Edward Roush (1920-2004) — also known as J. Edward Roush — of Huntington, Huntington County, Ind. Born in Barnsdall, Osage County, Okla., September 12, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Indiana state legislature, 1949; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Huntington County Prosecuting Attorney, 1955-58; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1959-69, 1971-77 (5th District 1959-69, 4th District 1971-77); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964, 1968, 1972. Brethren. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in The Heritage nursing home, Huntington, Huntington County, Ind., March 26, 2004 (age 83 years, 196 days). Interment at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Huntington, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Virginia Barrett (1918-2004) — of Grosse Pointe Shores, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 8, 1918. Democrat. Nurse; member, 14th Congressional District Democratic Committee. Female. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in St. John's Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 3, 2004 (age 85 years, 361 days). Burial location unknown.
  Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) — also known as Ronald Reagan; "Dutch"; "The Gipper"; "The Great Communicator"; "The Teflon President"; "Rawhide" — of Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Tampico, Whiteside County, Ill., February 6, 1911. Republican. Worked as a sports broadcaster in Iowa in the 1930s, doing local radio broadcast of Chicago Cubs baseball games; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; professional actor in 1937-64; appeared in dozens of films including Kings Row, Dark Victory, Santa Fe Trail, Knute Rockne, All American, and The Winning Team; president of the Screen Actors Guild, 1947-52, 1959-60; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1964-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964 (alternate), 1972 (delegation chair); Governor of California, 1967-75; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968, 1976; Presidential Elector for California, 1968; President of the United States, 1981-89; on March 30, 1981, outside the Washington Hilton hotel, he and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinkley, Jr.; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1993. Disciples of Christ. Member, Screen Actors Guild; Lions; American Legion; Tau Kappa Epsilon. Died, from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 5, 2004 (age 93 years, 120 days). Interment at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Reagan and Nellie (Wilson) Reagan; married, January 25, 1940, to Jane Wyman (actress; divorced 1948); married, March 4, 1952, to Nancy Davis (born 1923; actress); father of Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (1941-2001).
  Cross-reference: Katherine Hoffman Haley — Dana Rohrabacher — Donald T. Regan — Henry Salvatori — L. William Seidman — Christopher Cox — Patrick J. Buchanan — Bay Buchanan — Edwin Meese III
  Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (opened 1941; renamed 1998), in Arlington, Virginia, is named for him.  — Mount Reagan (officially known as Mount Clay), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in the Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Ronald Reagan: Ronald Reagan : An American Life
  Books about Ronald Reagan: Lou Cannon, President Reagan : The Role of a Lifetime — Lou Cannon, Governor Reagan : His Rise to Power — Peter Schweizer, Reagan's War : The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism — Lee Edwards, Ronald Reagan: A Political Biography — Paul Kengor, God and Ronald Reagan : A Spiritual Life — Mary Beth Brown, Hand of Providence: The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan — Edmund Morris, Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan — Peggy Noonan, When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan — Peter J. Wallison, Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency — Dinesh D'Souza, Ronald Reagan : How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader — William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan: An American Hero — Craig Shirley, Reagan's Revolution : The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All — Richard Reeves, President Reagan : The Triumph of Imagination — Ron Reagan, My Father at 100 — Newt & Callista Gingrich & David N. Bossie, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny — William F. Buckley, The Reagan I Knew — Chris Matthews, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked
  Critical books about Ronald Reagan: Haynes Johnson, Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years — William Kleinknecht, The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America
  James Bond Stockdale (1923-2005) — also known as James B. Stockdale — Born in Abingdon, Knox County, Ill., December 23, 1923. U.S. Navy pilot and vice admiral; received the Medal of Honor in 1976 for his actions as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1992. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Died, probably from Alzheimer's disease, in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., July 5, 2005 (age 81 years, 194 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier
  John Neal Erlenborn (1927-2005) — also known as John N. Erlenborn; "Mr. ERISA" — of Illinois. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 8, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1957-65; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1965-85 (14th District 1965-83, 13th District 1983-85). Died, from Lewy body disease, in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va., October 30, 2005 (age 78 years, 264 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carroll Ashmore Campbell, Jr. (1940-2005) — also known as Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. — of Fountain Inn, Greenville County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., July 24, 1940. Republican. Real estate broker; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1970-74; defeated, 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972 (alternate), 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1974; executive assistant to Gov. Jim Edwards, 1975; member of South Carolina state senate 2nd District, 1977-78; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1979-87; Governor of South Carolina, 1987-95; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1996; lobbyist; CEO, American Council of Life Insurers, 1995-2001; director, Norfolk Southern railroad. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sertoma; Pi Kappa Phi. Died, of a heart attack while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Lexington Medical Hospital, West Columbia, Lexington County, S.C., December 7, 2005 (age 65 years, 136 days). Interment at All Saints Church Cemetery, Pawleys Island, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Carroll Ashmore Campbell (1915-1997) and Anne (Williams) Campbell (1916-1977); brother of Richard Michael Campbell (1947-1968; U.S. Army Sergeant, killed in Vietnam War); married, September 5, 1959, to Iris Faye Rhodes (1940-2017).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Proxmire (1915-2005) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., November 11, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 2nd District, 1951-52; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1952, 1954, 1956 (Democratic); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957-89. United Church of Christ. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Chi Psi. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Sykesville, Carroll County, Md., December 15, 2005 (age 90 years, 34 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Stanley Proxmire and Adele (Flanigan) Proxmire; married 1946 to Elsie Rockefeller (divorced 1955; third cousin of John Davison Rockefeller IV and Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948-2006)); married 1956 to Ellen Hodges Sawall.
  Political family: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Orlando Porter (1919-2006) — also known as Charles O. Porter — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Ore., April 4, 1919. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1956 (alternate), 1964; U.S. Representative from Oregon 4th District, 1957-61; defeated, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1972. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Eugene, Lane County, Ore., January 1, 2006 (age 86 years, 272 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Frank Porter and Ruth (Peterson) Porter; married to Priscilla Galassi (1918-2002).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Charles O. Porter: The Struggle for Democracy in Latin America, with Robert L. Alexander (1961)
  Dominic Joseph Baranello (1922-2006) — also known as Dominic J. Baranello — of Medford Station, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Holbrook, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Blue Point, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 25, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960 (alternate), 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; chair of Suffolk County Democratic Party, 1966-2000; Presidential Elector for New York, 1968, 1992, 1996; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 1972-73, 2004. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; American Legion. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Smithtown, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., March 9, 2006 (age 83 years, 165 days). Interment at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Angelo Giuseppe Baranello (1896-1972) and Josephine (Belmonte) Baranello (1903-1978).
  Epitaph: "Beloved Husband / Loving Father / and Grandfather."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gerald William Graves (1923-2006) — also known as Gerald W. Graves — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., July 28, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena District, 1951-54; defeated in primary, 1948; mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1969-81. Catholic. Member, Eagles; Elks; Jaycees; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, April 4, 2006 (age 82 years, 250 days). Burial location unknown.
  Clyde K. King (1925-2007) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 2, 1925. Republican. Accountant; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1989-93; defeated, 1987. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club; NAACP; Lions. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Huron Woods Residential Home in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital complex, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 4, 2007 (age 81 years, 216 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1946 to Marilyn Wilks.
  Thomas Savig Kleppe (1919-2007) — also known as Thomas S. Kleppe; Tom Kleppe — of Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak. Born in Kintyre, Emmons County, N.Dak., July 1, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Bismarck, N.Dak., 1950-54; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1964, 1970; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 2nd District, 1967-71; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1975-77. Lutheran. Member, Lions; American Legion; Elks. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 2, 2007 (age 87 years, 244 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lars Kleppe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Jack Holace Metcalf (1927-2007) — also known as Jack Metcalf — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash.; Mukilteo, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Marysville, Snohomish County, Wash., November 30, 1927. Republican. School teacher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1960; member of Washington state senate 21st District, 1967-74, 1980-92; candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1968, 1974; U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1995-2001; defeated, 1992. Protestant. Member, Kiwanis. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Oak Harbor, Island County, Wash., March 15, 2007 (age 79 years, 105 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Read Metcalf and Eunice (Grannis) Metcalf; married, October 3, 1948, to Norma Jean Grant.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Harry Shuler Dent (1930-2007) — also known as Harry S. Dent — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in St. Matthews, Calhoun County, S.C., February 21, 1930. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; South Carolina Republican state chair, 1965-68; special counsel and political advisor to President Richard M. Nixon; pleaded guilty in 1974 to a federal campaign finance violation, and sentenced to one month probation. Baptist. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., September 28, 2007 (age 77 years, 219 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Hampton N. Dent and Sallie P. Dent; married to Betty Francis.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Evan Mecham (1924-2008) — of Ajo, Pima County, Ariz.; Glendale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, May 12, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; automobile dealer; newspaper publisher; candidate for Arizona state house of representatives, 1952; member of Arizona state senate, 1960-62; candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1962 (Republican), 1992 (Independent); Governor of Arizona, 1987-88; defeated, 1964, 1974, 1978, 1982. Mormon. Member, John Birch Society. Indicted in 1988 on six felony counts of perjury and filing a false campaign report, specifically of failing to report a $350,000 loan to his campaign by Barry Wolfson, a real estate developer; later acquitted of these charges. Impeached by the Arizona House of Representatives on February 5, 1988, on charges of obstructing justice and illegally lending state money to his business; convicted and removed from office by the Arizona Senate on April 4, 1988. A recall election was scheduled against him, but it was cancelled by the Arizona Supreme Court. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., February 22, 2008 (age 83 years, 286 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1945 to Florence Lambert.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Maurice Marshall Bernbaum (1910-2008) — also known as Maurice M. Bernbaum — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Washington, D.C. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 15, 1910. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Vancouver, as of 1936-38; Singapore, as of 1938-41; Caracas, as of 1942-45; Managua, as of 1947; U.S. Consul in Quito, as of 1948-50; U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador, 1960-65; Venezuela, 1965-69. Died, from cerebralvascular disease and dementia, in Mitchellville, Prince George's County, Md., March 9, 2008 (age 98 years, 23 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Bernbaum and Anne (Warsaw) Bernbaum; married, February 5, 1942, to Elizabeth R. Hahm (1918-2003).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert H. Bob Menke, Sr. (1919-2008) — also known as Bob Menke — Born in Huntingburg, Dubois County, Ind., October 15, 1919. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; furniture business; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1953-54. Member, Nature Conservancy. A standout basketball player in high school and at Indiana University; inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. Died, from Lewy body dementia, March 30, 2008 (age 88 years, 167 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of William Menke and Clara (Moenkhaus) Menke; married, August 12, 1944, to Phyllis McMurtrie.
  Willis Roy Eken (1931-2010) — of Twin Valley, Norman County, Minn. Born in Ada, Norman County, Minn., April 12, 1931. Democrat. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1971-84 (District 66-A 1971-72, District 2-B 1973-84); resigned 1984; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984. Lutheran. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Twin Valley Living Center, Twin Valley, Norman County, Minn., May 8, 2010 (age 79 years, 26 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Bernhard Kent Eken (1963-).
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. (1915-2011) — also known as R. Sargent Shriver, Jr.; "Sarge" — Born in Westminster, Carroll County, Md., November 9, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; organized and directed the Peace Corps, 1961-66; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1968-70; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1972; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976. Catholic. German ancestry. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 18, 2011 (age 95 years, 70 days). Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Sargent Shriver (1880-1942) and Hilda (Shriver) Shriver (1883-1977); married, May 23, 1953, to Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009; daughter of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr.; sister of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy; aunt of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend); father of Maria Owings Shriver (who married Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger) and Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-); nephew of James Causten Shriver; grandson of Thomas Herbert Shriver; great-grandson of Thomas Johns Perry.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  Sargent Shriver Elementary School, in Silver Spring, Maryland, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about R. Sargent Shriver: Scott Stossel, Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver — Mark Shriver, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver
Kevin H. White Kevin Hagan White (1919-2012) — also known as Kevin H. White — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 25, 1919. Democrat. Secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1961-67; resigned 1967; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1964; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1968-84; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1970. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 27, 2012 (age 92 years, 124 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.
  Campaign slogan (1967): "When landlords raise rents, Kevin White raises hell."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1965-66
  Christopher Van Hollen (1922-2013) — Born in Baltimore, Md., September 12, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; campaign manager for Leo McCormick's congressional campaign, 1948; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, 1972-76; Maldive Islands, 1972-76. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Washington Home and Hospice, Washington, D.C., January 30, 2013 (age 90 years, 140 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Donald Beauchamp Van Hollen and Cecilia Harvey (Coale) Van Hollen; married 1953 to Edith Eliza Farnsworth; father of Christopher Van Hollen, Jr. (1959-).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Howard Phillips (1941-2013) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Vienna, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 6, 1941. Candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1978; U.S. Taxpayers candidate for President of the United States, 1992, 1996, 2000. Jewish; later Evangelical Christian. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Vienna, Fairfax County, Va., April 20, 2013 (age 72 years, 73 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Phillips and Gertrude (Goldberg) Phillips; married 1964 to Peggy Blanchard.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Lewis Guy (1919-2013) — also known as William L. Guy; Bill Guy — of North Dakota. Born in Devils Lake, Ramsey County, N.Dak., September 30, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1959-60; Governor of North Dakota, 1961-73; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1974. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in West Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., April 26, 2013 (age 93 years, 208 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, January 30, 1943, to Jean Guy (1922-2013).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Andrew Lindsay Lewis, Jr. (1931-2016) — also known as Drew Lewis — of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 3, 1931. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, 1964-66, 1970-73; chair of Montgomery County Republican Party, 1965-68; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1968, 1972; candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1974; member of Republican National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1976-82; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1981-83. Died, from dementia and pneumonia, in a nursing home at Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., February 10, 2016 (age 84 years, 99 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Lindsay Lewis and Lucille (Bricker) Lewis; married, June 1, 1950, to Marilyn S. Stoughton.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Wendell Richard Anderson (1933-2016) — also known as Wendell R. Anderson — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., February 1, 1933. Democrat. Member of the U.S. hockey team which won a silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics; lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 37, 1959-62; member of Minnesota state senate, 1963-70 (49th District 1963-66, 44th District 1967-70); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964; Governor of Minnesota, 1971-76; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1976-78; defeated (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), 1978. Protestant. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in a hospice at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., July 17, 2016 (age 83 years, 167 days). His body was donated to the University of Minnesota for medical research.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Minnesota Legislator record
  William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. (1920-2017) — also known as William T. Coleman, Jr. — Born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 7, 1920. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1975-77. African ancestry. Member, Trilateral Commission; Alpha Phi Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, in Alexandria, Va., March 31, 2017 (age 96 years, 267 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Thaddeus Coleman and Beatrice (Mason) Coleman.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
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