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Politicians Who Died of Diabetes

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in chronological order

  Stephen J. Colahan (1841-1874) — of Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1841. Democrat. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1872; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 7th District, 1874; died in office 1874. Died, from diabetes, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 10, 1874 (age about 33 years). Burial location unknown.
  Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877) — also known as "Wizard of the Saddle" — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born near Chapel Hill, Bedford County (now Marshall County), Tenn., July 13, 1821. Democrat. Cotton planter; slave trader; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; in April 1864, after the Battle of Fort Pillow, Tennessee, Confederate troops under his command massacred African-American Union soldiers, not accepting them as prisoners, since the Confederacy refused to recognize ex-slaves as legitimate combatants; this event, seen as a war crime, sparked outrage across the North, and a congressional inquiry; in 1867, he became involved in the Ku Klux Klan and was elected Grand Wizard; the organization used violent tactics to intimidate Black voters and suppress their votes; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1868; in 1869, he had a change of heart, and issued a letter ordering that the Klan be dissolved and its costumes destroyed; he went on to denounce the group and its crimes; in 1875, he gave a "friendly speech" to a meeting of an African-American organization in Memphis, calling for peace, harmony, and economic advancement of former slaves; for this speech, he was vehemently denounced in the Southern press. English ancestry. Member, Ku Klux Klan. After his death, he became a folk hero among white Southerners, particularly during the imposition of Jim Crow segregation laws in the early 20th century, and later, in reaction to the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., October 29, 1877 (age 56 years, 108 days). Original interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.; reinterment in 1904 at Health Sciences Park, Memphis, Tenn.; memorial monument at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Ga.; memorial monument at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William B. Forrest (1801-1837) and Miriam (Beck) Forrest (1802-1867); married 1845 to Mary Ann Montgomery (1826-1893).
  Forrest County, Miss. is named for him.
  The city of Forrest City, Arkansas, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Nathan B. Forrest (built 1943, scrapped 1973) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Smith Kalloch (1832-1887) — also known as Isaac S. Kalloch — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, July 10, 1832. Pastor; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1879-81. Baptist. Indicted for adultery, in East Cambridge, Mass., 1857; tried, but the jury was unable to agree on a verdict. Shot and wounded, on August 23, 1879, by newspaper editor Charles de Young. A few months later, before de Young was to be tried for the shooting, Kalloch's son, I. M. Kalloch, shot and killed DeYoung in his office. Died, of diabetes, in Whatcom (now part of Bellingham), Whatcom County, Wash., December 9, 1887 (age 55 years, 152 days). Interment at Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Wash.
  Cross-reference: M. H. de Young
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leon Abbett (1836-1894) — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 8, 1836. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1865-66, 1869-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1872, 1876 (delegation chair), 1884, 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1892; member of New Jersey state senate from Hudson County, 1875-77; Governor of New Jersey, 1884-87, 1890-93; associate justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1893-94; appointed 1893; died in office 1894. Died, from diabetes and other conditions, in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., December 4, 1894 (age 58 years, 57 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Ezekiel Abbett and Sarah (Howell) Abbett (died 1900); married, October 8, 1862, to Mary Briggs; father of Leon Abbett (1867?-1928).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Eli Huston Murray (1843-1896) — also known as Eli H. Murray — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Ky., February 10, 1843. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1872; Governor of Utah Territory, 1880-86. Died of diabetes, in Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., November 18, 1896 (age 53 years, 282 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  The city of Murray, Utah, is named for him.
  Bela Whipple Jenks (1824-1897) — also known as Bela W. Jenks — of St. Clair, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Crown Point, Essex County, N.Y., June 6, 1824. Member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1869-72; member of Michigan state board of education, 1881-88; appointed 1881. Died, from diabetes, in St. Clair, St. Clair County, Mich., October 29, 1897 (age 73 years, 145 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, November 3, 1853, to Sarah Carleton (1833-1906).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Marion Drake (1830-1903) — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born in Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill., December 30, 1830. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; railroad builder; philanthropist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1888; Governor of Iowa, 1896-98. Disciples of Christ. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, of diabetes, in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, November 20, 1903 (age 72 years, 325 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
  Presumably named for: Francis Marion
  Relatives: Son of John Adams Drake and Harriet Jane (O'Neal) Drake; married, December 24, 1855, to Mary Jane Lord (died 1883).
  Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, is named for him.
  Ferdinand Eidman (c.1842-1910) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Worms, Germany, about 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state assembly from New York County 10th District, 1879; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1880-81; defeated, 1895; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 3rd New York District, 1890-94, 1897-98; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1894, 1896; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1902. German ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died, from diabetes, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 5, 1910 (age about 68 years). Interment at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married 1865 to Mary Germann.
  Solomon Berliner (1856-1910) — also known as Sol Berliner — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 6, 1856. Republican. Tobacco dealer; U.S. Consul in Tenerife, 1898, 1905-10, died in office 1910. Jewish. German ancestry. Died, probably from diabetes, in Washington, D.C., November 14, 1910 (age 54 years, 39 days). Interment at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Julius Berliner (1819-1895) and Julia Berliner (1819-1890); married, September 1, 1901, to Jennie Ottenberg (secretary-general of Spanish-American Atheneum at Washington, D.C.).
  Albert Henry Maack (1853-1914) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Germany, May 14, 1853. Republican. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1904. Died from complications of diabetes, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 16, 1914 (age 60 years, 278 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Paulina Wilhelmina (Gerstenberg) Maack (1825-1880) and Hermann Carl Wilhelm Maack (1833-1896); married to Wilhelmine Caroline Dreier (1858-1944).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George William Marshall (1854-1915) — also known as George W. Marshall — of Milford, Kent County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., August 31, 1854. Republican. Physician; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1904 (alternate), 1912; member of Delaware state senate from Kent County 5th District, 1911-14. Died, from diabetes and interstitial nephritis, in Milford, Kent County, Del., April 18, 1915 (age 60 years, 230 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Marshall (1827-1900) and Hester Angelina (McColley) Marshall (1830-1920); married to Mary Louise Donnell (1853-1933).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Joseph Butler (1862-1917) — also known as James J. Butler — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 29, 1862. Democrat. Blacksmith; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 12th District, 1901-03, 1903-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1908. Died, from acute nephritis and diabetes, in St. Louis, Mo., May 31, 1917 (age 54 years, 275 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Butler and Ellen (O'Neill) Butler; married, August 11, 1896, to Rose Mary Lancaster.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Green Brady (1848-1918) — also known as John G. Brady — of Alaska. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 25, 1848. Governor of Alaska Territory, 1897-1906. Presbyterian. Forced to resign as governor in 1906, after an inquiry about his involvement with the Reynolds-Alaska Development Company. Ill with diabetes, he suffered a stroke and died in Sitka, Alaska, December 17, 1918 (age 70 years, 206 days). Interment at National Cemetery, Sitka, Alaska.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Charles E. Hiscock (1854-1920) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 1, 1854. Republican. Banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1897-99. Died, from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage, while also suffering from chronic nephritis and diabetes, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 1, 1920 (age 66 years, 245 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Hiscock (1819-1901) and Maria (White) Hiscock (1825-1911).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ole C. Beck (1856-1930) — of Moorhead, Clay County, Minn. Born in Vangs Prestegjaeld, Hedemarken, Norway, August 7, 1856. Mayor of Moorhead, Minn., 1913-15. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Ancient Order of United Workmen; United Commercial Travelers. Died of diabetes, in Moorhead, Clay County, Minn., March 26, 1930 (age 73 years, 231 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery, Moorhead, Minn.
Frank W. Adams Frank W. Adams (1854-1930) — of Bolivar, Polk County, Mo. Born in Hayes, Middlesex, England, October 11, 1854. Republican. Mayor of Bolivar, Mo., 1890; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Polk County, 1921-22. Died, from diabetes and encephalitis, in Bolivar, Polk County, Mo., July 12, 1930 (age 75 years, 274 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Adams and Jane Hannah (Hitchcock) Adams; married, October 29, 1884, to Jennie Oakey.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1921-22
  William Arthur Ginn (1859-1932) — also known as William A. Ginn; W. A. Ginn — of Ashland, Boyd County, Ky. Born in Mercer County, Ill., April 15, 1859. Mayor of Ashland, Ky., 1897-1905, 1913-14. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., August 5, 1932 (age 73 years, 112 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred Atwater (c.1871-1933) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Birmingham (now part of Derby), New Haven County, Conn., about 1871. Democrat. Founder and president, Columbia Nut and Bolt Company; mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., 1921-23; defeated, 1923, 1927; member of Connecticut state senate 21st District, 1931; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Kiwanis. Died, from diabetes and a heart ailment, in Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., February 23, 1933 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Atwater and Josie (Wells) Atwater.
  Peter August Hatting (1867-1933) — also known as Peter A. Hatting — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 15, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1924-33; died in office 1933. German ancestry. Died, from diabetes and osteomyelitis and complications from the amputation of his left leg, in Post-Graduate Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 28, 1933 (age 65 years, 105 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Rose L. Magee (died 1937).
  Samuel Jameson McMains (1867-1933) — also known as Samuel J. McMains — of Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pa. Born in Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pa., March 29, 1867. Republican. Dentist; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916, 1924; postmaster at Leechburg, Pa., 1931-33 (acting, 1931-32). Presbyterian. Member, Rotary. Died, from diabetes mellitus, and complications of the amputation of his right leg for gangrene, in Allegheny Valley General Hospital, Natrona Heights, Harrison Township, Allegheny County, Pa., December 17, 1933 (age 66 years, 263 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Leechburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse M. McMains and Joanna (Reed) McMains; married, November 28, 1894, to Margaret Thompson Moorhead (1871-1943).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank J. Corr (1877-1934) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 12, 1877. Mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1933. Died, from complication of diabetes, in Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 3, 1934 (age 57 years, 142 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Ill.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edwin Booth (1895-1957) — also known as John E. Booth — of Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah. Born in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, June 1, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; druggist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). English ancestry. Died, from coronary occlusion due to diabetes, in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, July 25, 1957 (age 62 years, 54 days). Interment at Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Charles William Booth (1866-1947) and Annie Louisa (Beale) Booth (1868-1909); married, November 21, 1917, to Beatrice Jane McKell (1897-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lucie Reavis Royall (1867-1959) — also known as Lucie Virginia Reavis; Lucie V. Reavis — of Cary, Wake County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., May 12, 1867. Republican. Postmaster at Cary, N.C., 1900-14. Female. Died, from renal failure and diabetes, in Duke University Hospital, Durham, Durham County, N.C., January 18, 1959 (age 91 years, 251 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Cary, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of George James Reavis (1818-1892) and Martha Hayes (Debnam) Reavis (1834-1914); married, June 1, 1919, to Valerius Addison Royall (1860-1929).
  Epitaph: "The Inspired Word of God / Jesus Christ, My Salvation."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Richman (1895-1959) — of Newport News, Va. Born in Budapest, Hungary, December 25, 1895. Democrat. Ship supply dealer; Honorary Vice-Consul for Panama in Hampton Roads, Va., 1934-36. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, from kidney failure and diabetes, in Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., September 16, 1959 (age 63 years, 265 days). Interment at Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula, Hampton, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Richman and Jennie (Zigmond) Richman; married to Ruth Lichtenberg.
  Epitaph: "Beloved husband, father and grandfather."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Walter F. Gries Walter Friedrich Gries (1892-1959) — also known as Walter F. Gries — of Laurium, Houghton County, Mich.; Marquette, Marquette County, Mich.; Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Lake Linden, Houghton County, Mich., October 1, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; school teacher and principal; prison warden; superintendent, welfare department, Cleveland-Cliffs iron mining and shipping company; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952; member of Michigan state board of education, 1953-59. Member, Rotary. Died, while suffering from diabetes, in a hospital at Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich., November 23, 1959 (age 67 years, 53 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Gries and Ida J. (Tauppe) Gries; married to Velta Liste.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Thomas Harold Werdel (1905-1966) — also known as Thomas H. Werdel — of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif. Born in Emery, Hanson County, S.Dak., September 13, 1905. Member of California state assembly 39th District, 1943-47; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1949-53; defeated, 1952; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1952; States Rights candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1956. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., September 30, 1966 (age 61 years, 17 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Roger Joseph Kiley (1900-1974) — also known as Roger J. Kiley — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Oak Park, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 23, 1900. Democrat. Professional football player, Chicago Cardinals, 1923; athletic coach; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936, 1940; superior court judge in Illinois, 1940; Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1941-61; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1961-74; took senior status 1974. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Suffering from diabetes and a heart ailment, he collapsed at Rosary College in River Forest, and died soon after at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, Cook County, Ill., September 6, 1974 (age 73 years, 318 days). Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Roger Kiley (1863-1917) and Mary (Quinlan) Kiley (1865-1936); married to Helen Burke (1908-1973).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Revere Williams (1894-1980) — also known as Paul R. Williams — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 18, 1894. Republican. Architect; first African-American architect west of the Mississippi, and first to be member of the American Institute of Architects; designed many Southern California landmarks, including the homes of Hollywood celebrities; received the Spingarn Medal in 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952, 1960; member, California Housing Commission and California Civil Rights Commission. African ancestry. Member, American Institute of Architects; Freemasons. Died, from diabetes, in California Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 23, 1980 (age 85 years, 339 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Presumably named for: Paul Revere
  Relatives: Son of C. S. Williams and Lila A. (Wright) Williams; married, June 27, 1917, to Della Mae Givens (1895-1996).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl H. Read (1898-1980) — of East Ann Arbor (now part of Ann Arbor), Washtenaw County, Mich.; Dexter Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, October 27, 1898. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; merchant; mayor of East Ann Arbor, Mich., 1949-53. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died, from acute congestive heart failure and diabetes, in Saline Community Hospital, Saline, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 25, 1980 (age 82 years, 29 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Read and Carrie (Partlow) Read; married, September 27, 1923, to Linda L. Hoelzel (1901-1979).
  John J. Miller (1932-1985) — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born July 28, 1932. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1967-78 (17th District 1967-74, 13th District 1975-78); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972; Judge, California Court of Appeal 1st District, 1978-85. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; National Bar Association; National Lawyers Guild; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, of diabetes, on February 16, 1985 (age 52 years, 203 days). Burial location unknown.
  Richard Calhoun (1934-1985) — of Miramar, Broward County, Fla. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., April 13, 1934. Democrat. Insurance business; mayor of Miramar, Fla., 1960-75; defeated, 1975. Member, Moose. Died, from diabetes, in Hollywood, Broward County, Fla., May 27, 1985 (age 51 years, 44 days). Interment at Fred Hunter Hollywood Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James T. Brignall (1941-1986) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., June 20, 1941. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 46th District, 1970; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1972. Died, from complications of juvenile diabetes, August 29, 1986 (age 45 years, 70 days). Burial location unknown.
  Salathiel Charles Masterson (1911-1990) — also known as S. C. Masterson; "Brick" — of Richmond, Contra Costa County, Calif.; El Sobrante, Contra Costa County, Calif. Born in Touchet, Walla Walla County, Wash., December 23, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; municipal judge in California, 1950; member of California state assembly, 1953-60; defeated, 1934; superior court judge in California, 1960-72. Protestant. Member, Exchange Club; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Delta Sigma Rho. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., 1990 (age about 78 years). His body was donated to the University of California for medical research.
  Relatives: Son of S. C. Masterson; married to Marjorie Bried (1911-1985); nephew of Charles W. Masterson (1862?-1958).
  Robert P. Marren (1918-1990) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 10, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; civil engineer; surveyor; candidate for New York state senate 48th District, 1954; member of city council, Auburn, N.Y., 1957-63. Died, from complications of diabetes, in a hospital at Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., January 26, 1990 (age 71 years, 322 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.
  Eliot Janeway (1913-1993) — also known as Eliot Jacobstein; "Calamity Janeway" — of Redding, Fairfield County, Conn.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born January 1, 1913. Democrat. Economist; economic advisor to Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Redding, 1948; newspaper columnist. Jewish ancestry. Died, from diabetes and heart problems, in Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 8, 1993 (age 80 years, 38 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Meyer Joseph Jacobstein and Fanny (Siff) Jacobstein; married 1938 to Elizabeth Ames Hall (1913-2005; author and critic).
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Jerome Anthony Ambro, Jr. (1928-1993) — also known as Jerome A. Ambro, Jr. — of Huntington Station, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 27, 1928. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Huntington town supervisor; member, Suffolk County Board of Supervisors; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1970; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1975-81; defeated, 1980. Died, from diabetes, in a hospital at Falls Church, Va., March 4, 1993 (age 64 years, 250 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Jerome G. Ambro; married, June 11, 1955, to Helen McCooey (divorced; daughter of John Henry McCooey, Jr. (1899-1948)); married to Antoinette Salatto.
  Political family: McCooey-Ambro family of Brooklyn, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Thomas D. Hamilton, Jr. (c.1930-1994) — also known as Tom Hamilton — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Pecos, Reeves County, Tex., about 1930. Pharmacist; mayor of Chula Vista, Calif., 1970-74. Methodist. Died, of diabetes and strokes, at Sharp Medical Center, Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif., March 26, 1994 (age about 64 years). Interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, Calif.
  Earl Faircloth (1920-1995) — also known as William Earl Faircloth — of Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Chiefland, Levy County, Fla., September 24, 1920. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1963-65; Florida state attorney general, 1965-71; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1968; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968; candidate in primary for Governor of Florida, 1970. Died, from strokes and diabetes, in Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., May 5, 1995 (age 74 years, 223 days). Interment at Henderson City Cemetery, Henderson, Tenn.
  Relatives: Married, June 5, 1945, to Wilma Smith.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Mario Angelo Procaccino (1912-1995) — also known as Mario A. Procaccino — of New York. Born in Bisaccia, Italy, September 5, 1912. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1969. Italian ancestry. Died, of complications of diabetes, at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 20, 1995 (age 83 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Robert Budd Gould (1937-1997) — of Montana. Born in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 10, 1937. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1974-81, 1985-91. Blinded by diabetes in 1970. Died of complications of diabetes. June 2, 1997 (age 60 years, 23 days). Interment at Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Mont.
  John O. W. Jarstad (1920-1998) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash., July 22, 1920. Republican. Television sportscaster; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 6th District, 1970. Died, of heart failure and diabetes at Auburn Rehabilitation Center, Auburn, King County, Wash., June 12, 1998 (age 77 years, 325 days). Interment at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Gig Harbor, Wash.
  Polly Dougherty Gibson (1917-1998) — also known as Polly D. Gibson — of Michigan. Born in Athens, McMinn County, Tenn., February 26, 1917. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 24th District, 1970. Female. Congregationalist. Member, Junior League. Died of complications of diabetes, June 16, 1998 (age 81 years, 110 days). Burial location unknown.
  Helen Cobb (c.1922-1999) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., about 1922. Candidate in primary for mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1963. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Indicted in 1970 on bribery conspiracy charges in connection with the "Yellow Cab Scandal"; acquitted. Died, from complications of emphysema and diabetes, at Chase Medical Center, El Cajon, San Diego County, Calif., March 8, 1999 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  William A. Craven (1921-1999) — also known as Bill Craven — of Oceanside, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 30, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; member of California state assembly, 1973-79; member of California state senate, 1979-99. Advocated and won the creation of a California State University campus at San Marcos. Died, of congestive heart failure and complications of diabetes, at the Villas de Carlsbad Health Center, Carlsbad, San Diego County, Calif., July 11, 1999 (age 78 years, 11 days). Interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, Calif.
  Craven Hall, at California State University San Marcos, is named for him.
  Joe Serna, Jr. (c.1939-1999) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif., about 1939. Democrat. Served in the Peace Corps; college professor; mayor of Sacramento, Calif., 1993-99; died in office 1999; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996. Hispanic ancestry. Died of kidney cancer and complications of diabetes, in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 7, 1999 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Edward Wiggins (1927-2000) — also known as Charles E. Wiggins — of El Monte, Los Angeles County, Calif.; West Covina, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in El Monte, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 3, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; mayor of El Monte, Calif., 1964-66; U.S. Representative from California, 1967-79 (25th District 1967-75, 39th District 1975-79); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1984-96. Member, Lions; American Bar Association. Died, of complications from diabetes and heart disease, at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., March 2, 2000 (age 72 years, 90 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Carl Thomas Rowan (1925-2000) — also known as Carl T. Rowan — of Washington, D.C. Born in Ravenscroft, White County, Tenn., August 11, 1925. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; syndicated newspaper columnist, author, biographer, television and radio commentator; U.S. Ambassador to Finland, 1963-64; in 1988, he shot and wounded an intruder in his backyard in Washington, D.C.; he was arrested, charged with a weapons violation, and tried; the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and a mistrial was declared; received the Spingarn Medal in 1997. African ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of heart and kidney ailments and diabetes, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., September 23, 2000 (age 75 years, 43 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Gus Hall (1910-2000) — also known as Arvo Kustaa Halberg — of Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio; Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn., October 8, 1910. Communist. Steelworker; union organizer and one of the leaders of the steelworkers' strike in 1937; candidate for mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, 1937; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; indicted in 1948, and convicted in 1949, under the Smith Act, of conspiring to teach the violent overthrow of the U.S. government; fled to Mexico; arrested in 1951 and sent back; spent eight years in prison; candidate for President of the United States, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984. Finnish ancestry. Died, of complications from diabetes, in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 13, 2000 (age 90 years, 5 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1935 to Elizabeth Turner.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  James C. Reynolds (1941-2000) — also known as Jim Reynolds; "Teddy Bear" — of Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa. Born in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa., July 17, 1941. Mayor of Beaver Falls, Pa., 1989-93. Christian. Died, from diabetes and liver problems, in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa., December 7, 2000 (age 59 years, 143 days). Interment at Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township, Beaver County, Pa.
  John Striker Andrews (1919-2001) — also known as John S. Andrews — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, April 25, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; underwriter and manager, Travelers Insurance; director of public relations, Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp.; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1972 (delegation chair); chair of Lucas County Republican Party, 1958-66; Ohio Republican state chair, 1965-73; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; American Legion; Jaycees. Died, of complications from diabetes, in Adamstown, Frederick County, Md., February 25, 2001 (age 81 years, 306 days). Interment at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Burton Richardson Andrews and Cora (Striker) Andrews; married, July 4, 1964, to Marjorie Ann Carney.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clinton W. White (1921-2001) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born October 8, 1921. Lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1977-78; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1978-95. African ancestry. Died, of diabetes related respiratory arrest, at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., May 22, 2001 (age 79 years, 226 days). Burial location unknown.
  Richard Charles Lee (1916-2003) — also known as Richard C. Lee; Dick Lee; "Mr. Urban America" — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., March 12, 1916. Democrat. Mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1954-69; defeated, 1949, 1951; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1956, 1960. Died, from diabetes and heart disease, February 2, 2003 (age 86 years, 327 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jan Sterling (1921-2004) — also known as Jane Sterling Adriance — Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 3, 1921. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Died, following a series of strokes, while suffering from diabetes, in the Motion Picture and Television Hospital, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 26, 2004 (age 82 years, 358 days). Interment at St. Pauls Churchyard, Covent Garden, London, England.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Allen Adriance (1894-1953) and Eleanor Ward (Deans) Adriance (1895-1989); married, May 3, 1941, to John Merivale (1917-1990); married, May 12, 1950, to Paul Douglas (1907-1959).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
Sam Schwartzkopf Samuel Schwartzkopf (1916-2004) — also known as Sam Schwartzkopf — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 12, 1916. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1967-75; defeated, 1975. Died, from complications related to a stroke, diabetes, and pneumonia, June 5, 2004 (age 88 years, 145 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. (1924-2005) — also known as George Mikan; "Mr. Basketball" — of Minnesota. Born in Joliet, Will County, Ill., June 18, 1924. Republican. Professional basketball player and coach for the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1940s and 1950s; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1956; member, Basketball Hall of Fame. Croatian ancestry. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 1, 2005 (age 80 years, 348 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.; statue at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married to Patricia Lu Daveny (1927-2014).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Smith Hempstone, Jr. (1929-2006) — Born in Washington, D.C., February 1, 1929. Newspaper editor and columnist; U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, 1989-93. Died, from complications of diabetes, in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., November 19, 2006 (age 77 years, 291 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Kathaleen Fishback.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books by Smith Hempstone, Jr.: The Rogue Ambassador : An African Memoir (1997)
  William Frank Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008) — also known as William F. Buckley, Jr. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 24, 1925. Conservative. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1965. Catholic. Irish and Swiss ancestry. Member, Skull and Bones. Leader of the conservative movement; founder and editor of National Review magazine; author and lecturer; host of television news show "Firing Line"; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 18, 1991. Died, probably of diabetes and emphysema, in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., February 27, 2008 (age 82 years, 95 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Bernard Cemetery, Sharon, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of William Frank Buckley, Sr. (1881-1958) and Aloise (Steiner) Buckley (1895-1985); brother of James Lane Buckley and Patricia Lee Buckley (1927-2008; who married Leo Brent Bozell (1926-1997)); married 1950 to Patricia Alden Austin Taylor (1926-2007).
  Political family: Buckley family of New York and Connecticut.
  Cross-reference: Frederic R. Coudert, Jr.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by William F. Buckley, Jr.: Getting It Right (2003) — God and Man at Yale : The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom' (1951) — Spytime : The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton (2000) — Nearer, My God : An Autobiography of Faith (1997) — The Lexicon : A Cornucopia of Wonderful Words for the Inquisitive Word Lover (1998) — Airborne : A Sentimental Journey (1984) — In Search of Anti-Semitism (1992) — Brothers No More (1995) — Up From Liberalism (1959) — The Committee and its critics : a calm review of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (1962) — Elvis in the Morning (2001) — Execution eve, and other contemporary ballads (1975) — Four reforms : a guide for the seventies (1973) — Gratitude : reflections on what we owe to our country (1990) — Nuremberg : the reckoning (2002) — Overdrive : a personal documentary (1983) — United Nations Journal : A Delegate's Odyssey (1974) — The unmaking of a mayor (1966) — Ronald Reagan: An American Hero (2001) — The Reagan I Knew (2008)
  Fiction by William F. Buckley, Jr.: Stained Glass : A Blackford Oakes Novel — Marco Polo, If You Can : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Saving the Queen : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — See You Later, Alligator : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Tucker's Last Stand : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Mongoose, R.I.P. : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — A Very Private Plot : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — High Jinx : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — Who's on First : A Blackford Oakes Mystery — The Redhunter : a novel based on the life of Senator Joe McCarthy
  Books about William F. Buckley, Jr.: John B. Judis, William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives — Lee Edwards, William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement — Carl T. Bogus, Buckley: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism
  Critical books about William F. Buckley, Jr.: David Miller, Chairman Bill: A Biography of William F. Buckley, Jr.
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