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Politicians Who Donated Their Bodies To Science

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Albert Alonzo Ames (1842-1911) — also known as Albert A. Ames; "Doc" — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; California. Born in Garden Prairie, Boone County, Ill., January 18, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 5, 1867; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1876-77, 1882-84, 1886-89, 1901-02; resigned 1902; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1886 (Democratic), 1896 (Independent); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1888; indicted in 1902 on bribery charges, over a scheme to induce county commissioners to appoint his secretary, Thomas R. Brown, Jr., as Sheriff. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., November 16, 1911 (age 69 years, 302 days). His body was reportedly donated to science. Cremated; ashes interred at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Elisha Ames and Martha Asenath (Pratt) Ames (1819-1901); married, April 21, 1862, to Sarah S. Strout (1843-1892); fourth cousin once removed of Oakes Ames (1804-1873) and Oliver Ames, Jr..
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Sheridan Downey (1884-1961) — of Atherton, San Mateo County, Calif.; Claremont, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., March 11, 1884. Democrat. U.S. Senator from California, 1939-50. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 25, 1961 (age 77 years, 228 days). His body was donated to the University of California Medical Center.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Wheeler Downey (1839-1902).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Paul Egan (1898-1968) — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill., 1898. Mayor of Aurora, Ill., 1953-62; defeated, 1965. Died in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., 1968 (age about 70 years). His body was donated to medical science.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Edward M. Mangan (1876?-?).
  Frederick Elliott Biermann (1884-1968) — also known as Fred Biermann — of Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., March 20, 1884. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1928, 1940; U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1933-39; defeated, 1938. Agnostic. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., July 1, 1968 (age 84 years, 103 days). His body was donated to the Iowa Medical School. Interment at Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of E. E. Biermann and Martha Biermann; married, January 25, 1930, to Adel Rygg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harold Ambrose Patten (1907-1969) — also known as Harold A. Patten — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Husted, El Paso County, Colo., October 6, 1907. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Arizona, 1949-55 (at-large 1949-51, 2nd District 1951-55). Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., September 6, 1969 (age 61 years, 335 days). His body was donated to University of Arizona College of Medicine for for research purposes.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Mortimer Thomas Furay (1910-1972) — also known as Mort Furay — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 23, 1910. Democrat. President, Local 705, Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union; vice-president, AFL-CIO Union Label Trade Department; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1944; candidate in primary for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1949; in 1967, at an intersection in Highland Park, Mich., he witnessed a woman being beaten by her husband, and summoned police; when the police officers decided not to arrest the man, he protested, and was arrested for interfering with police; he pleaded not guilty, and a trial date was set, but apparently the case was dropped. Died, probably from a heart attack, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 12, 1972 (age 61 years, 233 days); body was donated to Wayne State University Medical School.
  Relatives: Son of Mortimer John Furay (1884-1944) and Florence Bell (Kratz) Furay (1885-1959); married 1932 to Corinne Kelly (1911-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Joseph Pelter (1905-1974) — also known as John J. Pelter — of Dehue, Logan County, W.Va.; Logan, Logan County, W.Va. Born in Carlisle, Fayette County, W.Va., January 27, 1905. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Logan County, 1933-36; member of West Virginia state senate, 1937-44 (8th District 1937-38, 7th District 1939-44). Member, Phi Kappa Tau. Youngest speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates. Died, from a heart attack, in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 28, 1974 (age 69 years, 60 days). His body was donated to the West Virginia School of Medicine, Morgantown.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Pelter (1870-1950) and Mary Ann (Tilson) Pelter (1871-1964); married 1936 to Marjorie King.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Sylvester Counts (1889-1974) — also known as George S. Counts — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; New Hope, Bucks County, Pa. Born near Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kan., December 9, 1889. University professor; author; president, American Federation of Teachers, 1939-42; New York American Labor Party state chair, 1942-44; Liberal candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1952; New York Liberal Party state chair, 1955-59. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi. Suffered a stroke, and died two weeks later, in a hospital at Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., November 10, 1974 (age 84 years, 336 days). His body was donated to Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of James Wilson Counts and Mertie Florella (Gamble) Counts.
  Philip Frankfeld (d. 1976) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Massachusetts. Communist. Workers candidate for New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1928; candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1940. Died in 1976; body donated to medical school.
  Chase Mellen, Jr. (1897-1978) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 5, 1897. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; chair of New York County Republican Party, 1933-35; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936; Liberal Party candidate for New York City Controller, 1953. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died, September 12, 1978 (age 81 years, 219 days). His body was donated to the New York University Hospital.
  Relatives: Son of Chase Mellen (1863-1939; lawyer) and Lucy Cony (Manley) Mellen; married, January 30, 1941, to Sarah (Brisbane) McCrary (died 1977); grandson of Joseph Homan Manley (1842-1905); grandnephew of Daniel Albert Cony; great-grandson of Samuel Cony (1811-1870); second great-grandson of Samuel Cony (1775-1835); third great-grandson of Daniel Cony; first cousin twice removed of Arthur Sewall (1835-1900); second cousin once removed of Harold Marsh Sewall and Robert Alexander Cony; third cousin of Arthur Sewall (1887-1961), Loyall Farragut Sewall, Sumner Sewall and Arthur Sewall II.
  Political family: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Theos Alvyn Grove (1904-1982) — also known as Theos A. Grove — of Utica, Macomb County, Mich.; Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Mich. Born in Forman, Sargent County, N.Dak., February 9, 1904. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1938 (1st District), 1958 (7th District); Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1940, 1946, 1948; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1944, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1960; Socialist Labor candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1951, 1953, 1959, 1961; member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953, 1965; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1955; Socialist Labor candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 11th Senatorial District, 1961; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1962; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1964, 1966, 1968; Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1972, 1976. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Utica, Macomb County, Mich., July 20, 1982 (age 78 years, 161 days). His body was donated for medical science.
  Relatives: Son of Theodore Grove (1871-1937) and Dorothy Lavina (Hoehn) Grove (1879-1974).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Frederick Theodore Mollenhauer, Jr. (1897-1983) — also known as William Mollenhauer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 16, 1897. Communist. Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1926, 1928; Workers candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1927. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Pitman, Gloucester County, N.J., June 15, 1983 (age 85 years, 242 days). Body donated to science. Cremated; ashes scattered.
  Georgia Cozzini (1915-1983) — also known as Georgia O. Purvis — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., February 14, 1915. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1970, 1974; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1946, 1957; Socialist Labor candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1956, 1960. Female. Died, from pancreatic cancer, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 10, 1983 (age 68 years, 238 days). She had arranged to donate her body to science, but the Medical College of Wisconsin lost the paperwork. Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Bayfield County, Wis.
  Relatives: Married, January 18, 1936, to Artemio Cozzini (1910-1986).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Alousius Pancratius Kaufmann (1902-1984) — also known as Aloys P. Kaufmann — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 23, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1943-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1948, 1960 (alternate), 1964 (alternate). Catholic. Died, from cancer and heart trouble, in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., February 12, 1984 (age 81 years, 51 days). His body was donated to Washington University.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Kaufman (1847-1905) and Sophia Maria (Woehr) Kaufman (1864-1965); married 1943 to Margaret Cordelia Uding (1911-1979).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Preston W. Slosson (1892-1984) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., 1892. Democrat. University professor; historian; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1948. Died, of heart failure, in Clarion, Clarion County, Pa., May 11, 1984 (age about 91 years). Body donated to the University of Michigan medical school.
  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).
  John H. Poelker (1913-1990) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 14, 1913. Democrat. FBI special agent; mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1973-77; defeated in primary, 1977. Catholic. Died, February 9, 1990 (age 76 years, 301 days). His body was donated to the St. Louis University medical school. Cenotaph at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Married to Ruth Cambrom (1914-1980).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ralph Waldo Muncy (1902-1992) — also known as Ralph W. Muncy — of Allegan, Allegan County, Mich.; Monument, El Paso County, Colo.; Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Cedar, Leelanau County, Mich., April 26, 1902. Socialist. Forester; engineer; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1960; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1951; member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953, 1965; secretary of Michigan Socialist Labor Party, 1953; Socialist Labor candidate for Michigan state highway commissioner, 1953, 1961; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1958; Socialist Labor candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1959; Michigan Socialist Labor state chair, 1961-69; Socialist Labor candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1961; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1962 (at-large), 1968 (2nd District); Socialist Labor candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1964; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1966. English, Scottish, and Swiss ancestry. Died, following myocardial infarction, at University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 28, 1992 (age 89 years, 337 days). His body was donated to the University of Michigan medical school. Cremated; ashes interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, St. Clair, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Irvin Muncy (1871-1949) and Maud Ione (Ackley) Muncy (1873-1969); married, September 2, 1924, to Anna Van Tuyl (divorced 1935); married, October 22, 1935, to Lydia Low Baird (half-sister of Henry Robert Baird (1876-1936)); third cousin thrice removed of Chester Ackley.
  Political family: Muncy-Baird-Ackley family of St. Clair, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Warren Perley Knowles (1908-1993) — also known as Warren P. Knowles — of New Richmond, St. Croix County, Wis.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in River Falls, Pierce County, Wis., August 19, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 10th District, 1941-54; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1955-59, 1961-63; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957; Governor of Wisconsin, 1965-71. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Eagles; Kiwanis. Suffered a heart attack at the end of a day of fishing, during the annual "Governor's Open" fishing tournament, and died soon after at Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis., May 1, 1993 (age 84 years, 255 days). His body was donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  Relatives: Brother of Robert P. Knowles (1916-1985); married 1943 to Dorothy C. Guidry (divorced 1968).
  See also NNDB dossier
  Lydia Baird Muncy (1902-1996) — also known as Lydia B. Muncy; Lydia Low Baird — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Monument, El Paso County, Colo.; Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Marine City, St. Clair County, Mich., February 10, 1902. Socialist. School teacher; Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964; Socialist Labor candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1968. Female. Scottish, English, and German ancestry. Died, of malignant lymphoma, in Glacier Hills nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 1, 1996 (age 94 years, 81 days). Her body was donated to the University of Michigan Medical School. Cremated; ashes interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, St. Clair, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Baird (1840-1914) and Grace Elizabeth (Low) Baird (1865-1948); half-sister of Henry Robert Baird (1876-1936); married, October 22, 1935, to Ralph Waldo Muncy.
  Political family: Muncy-Baird-Ackley family of St. Clair, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas W. Klein (1914-1998) — also known as Tommy Klein; "Perennial Klein" — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born January 26, 1914. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1974, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1996; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1975, 1995; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1976; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1978, 1982, 1988, 1992, 1994; candidate in primary for Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, 1979; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1983, 1987, 1991; candidate for mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1993. Died of cancer, December 1, 1998 (age 84 years, 309 days). His body was donated to science.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James J. Eagan (1926-2000) — also known as "The Jolly Green Giant" — of Florissant, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., March 4, 1926. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Florissant, Mo., 1963-2000. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, of an adverse reaction to a prescription drug, in St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo., November 2, 2000 (age 74 years, 243 days). His body was donated to science.
  Durward Gorham Hall (1910-2001) — also known as Durward G. Hall; "Dr. No" — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Cassville, Barry County, Mo., September 14, 1910. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; surgeon; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1961-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1964. Baptist. Member, American Medical Association; Rotary. Died in Albany, Linn County, Ore., March 15, 2001 (age 90 years, 182 days). His body was donated to an Oregon teaching hospital. Cremated; ashes interred at Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Clemens Hall and Omah Ellen (Neill) Hall; married, September 6, 1931, to Mary Elizabeth Turner.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Byron Holkenbrink (1903-2002) — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., November 30, 1903. Merchant; mayor of Jacksonville, Ill., 1963-69. Christian. Member, Rotary; American Association of Retired Persons. Died in Barton W. Stone nursing home, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., April 26, 2002 (age 98 years, 147 days). His body was donated to science.
  Gerald Raymond Dunn (1934-2005) — also known as Gerald R. Dunn — of Flushing, Genesee County, Mich.; Williamston, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., December 20, 1934. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1965-66; defeated, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1969-84. Catholic. Died, of cancer, in Garden City, Wayne County, Mich., March 22, 2005 (age 70 years, 92 days). His body was donated to the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Anatomy.
  Relatives: Son of Roy Dunn and Mae Dunn.
  Arthur Naftalin (1917-2005) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., June 28, 1917. Democrat. University professor; newspaper columnist; secretary to Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey, 1945-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960, 1964; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1961-69. Jewish. Injured in a fall, and died a few hours later, in Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 16, 2005 (age 87 years, 322 days). His body was donated to the University of Minnesota medical school.
  Relatives: Son of Sandel Naftalin and Tillie (Bresky) Naftalin; married, July 3, 1941, to Frances Marie Healy; father of Mark Naftalin (musician).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Patric Larrowe (1916-2006) — also known as Charles P. Larrowe; Lash Larrowe — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., May 1, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1974. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; NAACP. Died, from complications of Parkinson's disease, July 7, 2006 (age 90 years, 67 days). His body was donated to the Michigan State University medical school.
  Relatives: Son of Albertus Larrowe and Helen (Maginnis) Larrowe.
  Monroe Mark Sweetland, Jr. (1910-2006) — also known as Monroe M. Sweetland — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y.; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Ore.; San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ore., January 20, 1910. Socialist candidate for New York state senate 41st District, 1934; Socialist candidate for New York state assembly from Tompkins County, 1935; Socialist candidate for Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1940 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1964; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1953-54; member of Oregon state senate 11th District, 1955-62; defeated (Democratic), 1998; Democratic candidate for secretary of state of Oregon, 1956, 1960; newspaper publisher. Died, from cancer, in Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Ore., September 10, 2006 (age 96 years, 233 days); body donated to Oregon Health and Science University.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. George J. Sweetland (1872-1954) and Ethyl Mildred (Mark) Sweetland; married 1931 to Lillie Megrath.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Francis Eagleton (1929-2007) — also known as Thomas F. Eagleton — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 4, 1929. Democrat. Lawyer; Missouri state attorney general, 1961-65; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1965-69; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1969-87; nominee for Vice President of the United States 1972. Catholic. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died, in St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Mo., March 4, 2007 (age 77 years, 181 days). His body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine.
  Relatives: Son of Zitta Louise (Swanson) Eagleton (1865-1948) and Mark David Eagleton (1894-1970); married, February 12, 1956, to Barbara Ann Smith.
  Cross-reference: Steve Vossmeyer
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Thomas Eagleton: Joshua M. Glasser, The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis
  Douglas Andrew Fraser (1916-2008) — also known as Douglas A. Fraser; Doug Fraser — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, December 18, 1916. Democrat. Automobile worker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1968 (alternate), 1972, 1976; president, United Auto Workers, 1977-83. Scottish ancestry. Died, from emphysema, in Providence Hospital, Southfield, Oakland County, Mich., February 23, 2008 (age 91 years, 67 days). His body was donated to Wayne State University Medical School.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Douglas Fraser; married to Eva Falk (died 1970).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Cecil H. Underwood Cecil Harland Underwood (1922-2008) — also known as Cecil H. Underwood — of Sistersville, Tyler County, W.Va.; Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va.; Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Josephs Mills, Tyler County, W.Va., November 5, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; minister; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Tyler County, 1945-56; Governor of West Virginia, 1957-61, 1997-2001; defeated, 1964, 1976, 2000; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1960 (Temporary Chair), 1972, 2000; candidate for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1960; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1968. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Junior Order; Kiwanis; Pi Kappa Delta; Farm Bureau. He was both the youngest (in 1957) and the oldest (in 2001) governor in West Virginia history. Died, following a series of strokes, in Memorial Hospital of the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., November 24, 2008 (age 86 years, 19 days). His body was donated to the School of Medicine at Marshall University. Cenotaph at Spring Hill Cemetery, Josephs Mills, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of S. H. Underwood and Della (Forrester) Underwood; married, July 25, 1948, to Hovah Hall (1919-2004); father of Cecilia Underwood (1932?-).
  Campaign slogan (1996): "Better Government, Not Bigger Government."
  Epitaph: "They gave their lives in service to others and their bodies in death to science."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  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
  Robert Darwood Alexander (1944-2017) — also known as Robert D. Alexander; Bob Alexander — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., October 31, 1944. Served in the Peace Corps; school teacher; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 53rd District, 1974 (Human Rights), 1992 (Democratic primary); member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1977-79; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 2004. Unitarian. Member, Phi Kappa Tau; American Civil Liberties Union. Died, from pancreatic cancer, in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 26, 2017 (age 72 years, 177 days). His body was donated to the Michigan State University Medical School.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Gibson Alexander and Dorothy (Darwood) Alexander; married to Julie Horn.
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